Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
Well, not really. OBP is essentially efficiency. How often a batter avoids an out. Hitting is all about avoiding outs and hitting for power. Bagwell did both better in a straight comparison. The one thing that needs to be taken into consideration is their production relative to their era. That boosts Rose whenever comparing his rate #'s to today's players.
Not enough to make it up. The league line in roses career was .265/.331/.390 in bagwells career it was .267/.338/.421. Roses career ops+ was 118. Bagwells was 149. Bagwell was a better hitter and it isn't all that close