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From Heyman:

Albert Pujols, for all his heroics this year, has one hit with a RISP and two outs (1 for 14, with 15 BB and 10 IBB), and as Joel Sherman of the New York Post (and SI.com) pointed out, Mets’ youngster Nick Evan passed Pujols with two in two days vs. Pujols’ Cardinals.

I sure hope this is offered as a complete refutation of the importance of two-out RISP stats as opposed to an attempted knock on Pujols. Because if it’s the latter, it’s like watching Superman fly around the world to reverse time and than criticizing him for stopping at 3:15 PM instead of 3:26.


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Zach Sanders
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Zach Sanders

Does Heyman even know what RISP means? Doubt it.

He should read some of the great work done on “clutch”, then get back to us with another column.

Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

15 walks, 10 IBB? 

Sherman sure can be a weasel sometimes

Matt
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Matt

He still makes an out 45% of the time!  Not clutch!

JK
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JK

Wouldn’t it be 33% of the time (13/(14+15+10))?

Matt
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Matt

I believe the 10 IBB’s are included in the 15 BB’s

mkd
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mkd

Or to put it another way: For all his heroics this year Pujols only has a .551 OBP in two out/RISP situations. What an overrated pile of suck that Albert is…

J. McCann
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J. McCann

I guess he pointed this out since Pujols is not a Boras client.

I think the other day Heyman was going on about what a bargain Holliday is this year.

Jake
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Jake

what a chump.  if he doesn’t go 7 for 5 with eight six-run homers in his next game, I will forever stop watching baseball.

Kevin S.
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Kevin S.

Posnanski and Marchman and usually pretty good.  Heyman makes me embarrassed that I’m getting an education at the same place he is.  As far as reading studies on clutch, this is the man who once wrote “VORP?  DORK!” as some kind of rebuttal of advanced stats.

OsandRoyals
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OsandRoyals

I’ve noticed that most if not all SI’s baseball writers are pretty bad. I pretty much stopped even bothering checking SI after Tom Verducci’s suggestion that the Rays might be interested in Freddy Sanchez because of his DEFENSE! and because he is a grinder as a hitter. 
Is there any SI writer who actually knows what he is talking about in terms of stats?

OsandRoyals
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OsandRoyals

I keep forgetting that Posnanski writes for SI after reading his stuff online at his blog and the KC star.
I don’t recognize Marchman but if he’s the guy behind diamond digits then he’s pretty good too. 
Does make one wonder when SI will start recognizing stats and hiring people who can understand some of the more important ones.

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