New Zealand Fan wrote:Yeah Thome really struggled with the adjustment!
47 HR's and 131 RBI's
Thome in 2001 playing in the AL
Runs 101 Hits 153 HR's 49 RBI's 124 Walks 111 SO's 185
Thome in 2003 playing in the NL
Runs 111 Hits 154 HR's 47 RBI's 131 Walks 111 SO's 182
Get your facts right WRVERES
Thome is a bad example for the point you are trying to make.
01 Thome RC/27 9.23 OPS+ 169
02 Thome RC/27 10.92 OPS+ 193
03 Thome RC/27 7.52 OPS+ 151
While Thome had a good year in Philly, it wasn't as good as 01, and really quite away from 02. The difference is Thome's huge splits at the Jake, where he posted 150-200 higher ops then road. I agree with ARLO and GTWMA assessments.