More on-base weight needed for better OPS

Is OPS the magic bullet for gauging a player's offensive value? Not without a little modification.

Originally Published: May 19, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Appending last Thursday's package of items tied to the publication of Michael Lewis' new book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, today I'm going to answer a couple of Moneyball-related e-mail queries ...

Rob, One of the interesting things Moneyball points out is Billy Beane's opinion that OBP is three times as important as slugging percentage. Lewis makes a very interesting explanation of this opinion (about the importance of minimizing outs, et cetera). The more telling ...

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