Just in case anyone is wondering whether we are being too harsh on people who praise poor little gritty determined banged-up heart-of-a-champion little-things-doer David ScrapHeart Eckstein, O.B.E., here is some decidedly ungritty data for them to gnaw on:
: .251 (21st among all SS)WARP1
9.2 VORP. 9.2.
That is 217th in MLB.
He was tied with Tony Graffanino and his own teammate John Rodriguez, who is predominantly a pinch hitter.
Kaz Matsui is only 5'10", and he's terrible, and his VORP was over 12.
Note, too, that in both of the articles linked in the posts sub
, the work "overlooked" is used many times. In what possible freaking way is this guy overlooked? He is the most-looked
player ever, in terms of how much his talent deserves to be "looked".
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