yeah. the great hitter is usually attributed to a guy who can do it all: get on base, hit for power and high average. guys like cabrera, pujols, gehrig, ruth, williams are such guys. those guys are challenging the triple crown.
Originally Posted by willshad
and then there are those who are "just" great sluggers. this guy is only hitting .240-.280 but might walk a lot and hit a lot of HRs. examples are mcgwire, killebrew or reggie jackson.
Most guys would prefer having the triple crown guy like ruth, williams or cabrera because there is a higher chance he gets a hit. but the pure slugger is ver dangerous too.
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.