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# Poll: Which Player Would You Rather Have for the Rest of the Season

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.

The question is: Which player would you rather have for the rest of this season?

1. The league average BABIP is .299.
2.  The league average K% is 21.6%
3. The league average BB% is 8.6%
4. The league average HR/H is 14.5%
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.