I have included anonymous descriptions of three players. The descriptions include stats that were compiled by those players a little before the All-Star break.
I have included a link to a Google Survey (at the end of this article). No information is being collected other than your responses. (The survey also includes an optional question about your personal assessment of your baseball knowledge).
The question is: Which player would you rather have for the rest of this season?
Please keep the following facts in mind when answering the question:
- The league average BABIP is .299.
- The league average K% is 21.6%
- The league average BB% is 8.6%
- The league average HR/H is 14.5%
- On average in the league, 33% of the time a bat touches the ball, a hit occurs.
Player 1: “Frank”
Frank is a young hitting prospect. He has little major-league track record outside of the first half of this season, and he was considered a top prospect coming up through the minor leagues. He has been described as “freakish” in his size.
Frank strikes out nearly 30% of the time and walks nearly 17% of the time. 53% of the time his bat touches the ball a hit occurs. 30% of those hits are home runs.
Frank compiled these numbers through 81 Games and 352 PA.
Player 2: “Tom”
Tom is a young player, but he has been around long enough that he is verging on a veteran. He has been described as a “model slugger.”
Now in his eighth season, Tom has a career BABIP of .320, K% of roughly 28%, BB% of roughly 11%, and HR/H Ratio of 26%.
This season his BABIP is .299, his BB% is 10.5%, and his K% is roughly 24%. 38% of the time his bat touches the ball a hit occurs. 27% of those hits are home runs.
Tom complied these numbers through 83 Games and 352 PA.
Player 3: “Dan”
Dan is a young player, but he has a considerable track record. He has been described as one of “the most valuable properties in the game.”
Now in his sixth season, Dan has a career BABIP of .301, K% of roughly 17%, BB% of roughly 7%, and HR/H Ratio of 16%.
This season his BABIP is .234, his BB% is 8.6%, and his K% is roughly 20%. 29% of the time his bat touches the ball a hit occurs. 24% of those hits are home runs.
Dan compiled these numbers through 82 Games and 360 PA.
Here is the survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/Fd7StZznZqQ5Brth2
I will follow up with an article a week after this is published, showing the results, revealing who the players are, and assessing what the projections expect from those players the rest of the year.