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Thursday, August 11, 2005

 

ESPN SportsNation Poll

What is the most overrated stat in baseball?

A. BA
B. HR
C. OBP
D. RBI
E. SLG

I struggled with the answer, between BA and RBI. Although they are both overvalued, I voted BA, since people think there is a massive difference between .279 and .301, which is silly and stupid. So, what does America think?

With 10,530 votes so far, America thinks the most overrated stat in baseball is...

Slugging percentage.

And it's not even close. 44% say SLG.

The second most overrated stat? Home runs. (HOME RUNS!) 24%.

Third? BA, but only 3 percentage points more than OBP, 13% to 10%. RBI, apparently, is the LEAST overrated stat, with only 8% of America's votes.

Gentlemen, we have a lot of work to do.

By the way, it's fun to roll your mouse over various states and see which are the dumbest. Some of them have absurdly small sample sizes, but given the way the whole country is voting, it's fair to say that they are not super out-of-whack on a state-by-state basis.

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