Monday, February 4, 2019

Omar Vizquel's Hall of Fame Vote Totals increase by 10% from 2018 to 2019.

Apparently it may take a few years to get raise awareness about how unfair OPS is, and for MLB to do the right thing and create an OPSsc (speed contact) stat that will prove Omar Vizquel's .688 OPS does not fairly represent his true offensive contributions.
This blog's estimates that if Omar Vizquel were properly credited for every runner he ever moved over, OBP credited for getting on base via an error (but not batting average credited), and if four sacrifices were equivalent to getting on base once, Omar's career OPS would rise from .688 to around .725.

A .725 OPSsc is respectable when combined with 11 Gold Gloves whereas the outdated .688 OPs has caused some HOF voters to say no way on their Hall of Fame Balloting. 

Here's hoping Major League Baseball will recognize that any runner moved over, and getting on base even via an error should count for something when calculating OPSsc.

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