Sure. I’m sorry if my comment was misunderstood. Actually, maybe it wasn’t. The Same value can mean different things base on team need. Most teams would prefer their 1.5 WAR in a more versatile package, unless they have a glaring need for the single tool offered by the limited guy. You mentioned 4 AL teams, which is four out of 30.
As I said earlier, he will probably be playing somewhere next season, but it won’t be for very much.
Seven of 15 AL teams had one player get more than 50% of the team at bats at DH. Three had pretty much one guy exclusively, Three others had someone get at least 67% of the at bats.
Notably, the Orioles were not one of these teams. Nunez had only 35% of the team’s DH at bats, and only about 40% of his at bats were as a DH. He played DH more often (percentage-wise) in 2019 than in 2020.
They get those at bats whether Nunez is here or not.
The presence of Nunez changes absolutely nothing about your post.
His presence only becomes an issue IF Diaz is up and IF everyone is producing and healthy.
It’s not even the ABs, in my mind. If severino holds serve with his bat and shows that he’s cleaned up his defense, someone will be interested at the deadline. There’s pretty much always a playoff contender willing to give value for a quality second catcher it seems.
I decided we need a thread for weird, anomalous stats we come across from time to time. Here’s a few I’ve seen in the last couple of days:
- The 2020 Royals finished 26-34 and their bullpen had a 3.84 ERA, but somehow they had a 95% save rate (19/20).
- The 2020 White Sox had a .143 BABIP at DH, and the Angels had a .187 BABIP there.