SpecialFNK wrote:what was Joe Carter's job? what was his main objective? I would say his job was to drive in runs, and he was good at that.
I don't think he was a great player at all, but he was good. I personally don't rate him high, so to me isn't "over"rated.
he was never that good at AVG/OBP, so naturally he wont have a good OPS. he never walked much, especially in his time with Cleveland.
for his career he had .259 AVG. but maybe he was also someone who had bad luck? he had career .265 BABIP.
he's not a player I would consider a MVP caliber player, but he was someone who was a productive hitter for driving in runs.
interesting stat. according to baseball-reference all time he is 17th in sacrifice flies, including 2 seasons where he was 1st.
Hitters don't have bad luck for 8000 AB's. Hitters actually have some control over their BAPIP and he was the type of hitter that produced low BAPIP's. avg/obp are very important if you want to have a good offense so I don't understand how you dismiss them. Carter batted 3rd or 4th most of his career so I would consider it pretty important to be on base. And if a player is so one dimensional that he can only drive in runs then he really isn't that valuable.