I am thinking that there needs to be an adjustment made when a player's OPS+ is calculated.

Not every OPS is the same. A guy with 600 plate appearances who has 550 official at bats is defined more by his SLG% than another guy with 600 plate appearances with only 450 official AB. We have a measure of his SLG% based on 22% more AB. The measure of the OBP is the same, both have 600 PA.

I would think that if 500 AB are going into the SLG% than that part of the equation should mean more to the final product than if only 450 AB are going into it. It's already been proven that OBP is somewhat more important than SLG%, but I wonder if that factor diminishes based on how many more PA the player has than AB.

A study should be done of the difference in team correlations of runs scored between teams who have about the same team OPS, but one team has 200-300 more walks while the other team has more 200-300 more total bases.

Maybe we can prove once and for all if two players have the same OPS whether or not the one who walks a lot more is more valuable or less valuable than the one who walks less but hits more.

Not every OPS is the same. A guy with 600 plate appearances who has 550 official at bats is defined more by his SLG% than another guy with 600 plate appearances with only 450 official AB. We have a measure of his SLG% based on 22% more AB. The measure of the OBP is the same, both have 600 PA.

I would think that if 500 AB are going into the SLG% than that part of the equation should mean more to the final product than if only 450 AB are going into it. It's already been proven that OBP is somewhat more important than SLG%, but I wonder if that factor diminishes based on how many more PA the player has than AB.

A study should be done of the difference in team correlations of runs scored between teams who have about the same team OPS, but one team has 200-300 more walks while the other team has more 200-300 more total bases.

Maybe we can prove once and for all if two players have the same OPS whether or not the one who walks a lot more is more valuable or less valuable than the one who walks less but hits more.

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