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What OPS+ > 200 means

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In the other thread trying to compare current vs. past Os lineups, the issue of OPS+ was brought up.  That got me to thinking, what does OPS+ mean (aside from the statistical definition)?  Well the mlb.com explanation (http://m.mlb.com/glossary/advanced-stats/on-base-plus-slugging-plus) basically says that if your OPS+ is x, that means you were better (or worse) than league average by x - 100.  So if your OPS+ is 150, that means you were better 50% better than league average.   So I'm wondering if your OPS+ is > 200, which a few players have achieved in a single season, such as Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, etc (https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/onbase_plus_slugging_plus_season.shtml), that means you were 100% better than league average. 

Does that mean you basically had the productivity of more than two average players?  If so, in terms of the lineup, theoretically if you had the option of replacing the OPS+ > 200 player with two league average OPS+ 100 players(and have ten people batting, though still only nine still playing the field, kind of like little league),  would it make sense to do it.  Of course the answer, is an obvious "no".

But what if, instead of just their at bats, those two players actually gave you an additional "outs".  In other words, you replace that one HoF player who had the ridiculous OPS+ > 200 season, with two OPS+ 100 players consecutive in the batting order.  I'm not quite sure how this would work, maybe instead of having 27 outs, the other team would have to record 30, like maybe four outs in the second, fifth and eighth inning.  Or maybe whenever the first of those two players came to bat, their team would get an out subtracted from their total (going negative if no outs, though maybe limit this once an inning in the case of a bat around)

So even in that situation, does it still make sense to keep the OPS+ > 200 player, as opposed to having two league average players (OPS+ 100), if you got additional outs somehow? 

Edited by GuidoSarducci

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