Monday, September 27, 2004

Enough, Please

Please, Pittsburgh media, stop talking about the fact that Jack Wilson will probably get 200 hits this season. Not only does it seem to be distracting Jack himself, his hit totals actually say as much about his deficiencies as his strengths.

Wilson is tied for third in the National League in hits, with 196, but he's only ranked fifteenth in the league in batting average. We all know that batting average doesn't do a good job explaining anything about a player's value to his team, because batting average does not tell us about a player's power or his ability to get on base by means other than hits. "Hits," the statistic, has the same flaw, and it has the additional flaw of being a function of opportunity, much in the same way RBIs is. The reason Jack ranks better in hits than in batting average is because he gets a lot of opportunities as a result of hitting at the top of the order, and because he never walks. Jason Kendall, who also hits at the top of the Pirates' order, has a higher batting average than Wilson but almost twenty fewer hits, and the main reason for that is that Kendall walks much more.

Don't get me wrong, Wilson has been a productive player this season. But he's only having a decent season, not a great one, and there's no reason to go nuts about a milestone that says more about his less-than-optimal approach at the plate than his talents as a hitter.

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