Two Stats. OPS+ and ERA-. Basically, they use basic stats to say how far away from average a players offensive production has been.
100 is average. A 110 OPS+ means ten percent better than average. A 90 ERA- means an ERA ten percent lower than league average.
OPS Plus for the most frequent contributor by position:
LF: 97 (Paul)
ERA- for the six most frequent starters in order of IP:
With the exception of shortstop, where the Reds get excellent defense, the Reds are average or above average pretty much everywhere. That’s how you win games, kids.
Also, I think it’s time to keep Devin as a the primary starter at catcher, don’t you?
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.