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Return of the Son of the Revisitation of the Myth of the RBI Guy: Careers Overrated by RBI Totals

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Who are the most overrated and underrated RBI Guys of the last 50+ years? A list and discussion of players most overrated by their RBI numbers.

Tonight I'm Going to Rock You (Tonight): The Myth of the RBI Guy, Part Two

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In Part Two of this series, (part one is here), I revisit the issue of the "RBI Guy" using FanGraphs' RE24 stat, and hopefully don't mess it up too badly. Basically, I explain and discuss RE24 to the best of my ability to see if it helps or hurts the case of some guys having the ability to drive runners in, an ability that might escape the grasp of traditional linear weights.

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy (Revisited), Part Two: Situational Hitting and RE24

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Part two (of two) in a series looking at how bad a hitter can be and still accumulate RBI. This installation uses and explains FanGraphs' RE24 stat to discuss the impact of "situational hitting."

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy, Part One

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Most serious baseball fans know that RBi are overrated as a measure of offensive performance. But surely players with high RBI numbers need some special skill, right? In Part One of this two-part...

Mike Lamb hits 50 games

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With last night's loss to the Orioles, Mike Lamb has officially hit the 50-game mark - the point at which the Twins cut Tony Batista loose in 2006.  Batista had 195 plate appearances that season;...

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