Like every other career in sales, you will find honest ethical ones, and then the shady dishonest ones.
I think if you look at the number of licenses over the past 3 years, you will see there are more now, than ever before. People are jumping on the bandwagon thinking there is easy money to be made.
I think it is a positive (I think), that the team greatly exceeded expectations but not a single position player exceeded personal expectations with many (Mullins, Hays, Mountcastle) well below. What does it looks like if the all hit .270 + next year?
Of course quite a few unexpected pitchers stepped forward
Batting average is just another stat. It has predictive value. It is well correlated with OBP.
I have a hard time understanding the general herd-mind snobbery that comes out whenever anyone mentions Batting Average.