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thetongueofire wrote:Ichiro is awesome but overrated.
thetongueofire wrote:anyways, lets look at some stats...
OBP- .414 (ML Rank- 14) hmmm... isnt getting on base what hes supposed to be the best at.
Slug.- .455 (ML Rank- 116).
OPS- .869 (ML Rank- 50).
WS-27 (ML Rank- 21).
less relevant, interesting stuff..
singles- 225 (ALL TIME Rank- 1st lol)
XBH's- 37 (ML Rank- 173).
i acknowledge that hes awesome and everything. hitting .374 in today's game is no joke BUT he's not one of the best players in the game. hes a very good player and i would love to have him on my team but when people start calling him one of the greatest, thats when he gets overrated. the "greatest" players dont have the 50th best OPS.
if i was building a franchise i'd just as easily have the all-time strikeout leader than the all-time hits leader when it comes to offensive production.
SCRanger wrote:Ichiro is good, but if I were to make a team of both players in their prime, I'm taking Rickey for leadoff spot. More Power, More Steals, More walks.
KronJon wrote:^^^This is complete foolishness.
If Ichiro hit .250 he would still be a great player. That is how good his defense is. He is the best defensive outfielder in baseball today. That's what matters the most. Oh ya, did I mention he is the best leadoff hitter in the history of baseball? Nobody is like him, and he is easily one of the best PLAYERS in the game. No, he's not one of the best SLUGGERS. But that's not what he is paid to do, and that's not what he tries to do. He tries to hit singles, and be nearly perfect on defense.... and he does his job better than anyone else.
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