Watching Matt Holliday just power through an inside out swing to dink one into right field in the first inning, I was wondering how good the Cardinals top-heavy offense is this year. So I thought I'd compare the three best hitters on the team (min 500 PA) and see how much better than average they are. Just some food for thought. There's a lot of offense on these teams even beyond their "big hitters". Don't be surprised if this series is a slug fest.
The numbers to the right of the year is the league average wOBA. The number to the right of a player's name is wOBA points above league average. For example: 2004 Albert Pujols wOBA = .330 + .109 = .439 wOBA
|2004 Cardinals||.330||2005 Cardinals||.326||2011 Cardinals||.316||2011 Brewers||.316|
|Albert Pujols||+.109||Albert Pujols||+.110||Lance Berkman||+.086||Ryan Braun||+.117|
|Jim Edmonds||+.106||Jim Edmonds||+.060||Matt Holliday||+.077||Prince Fielder||+.092|
|Scott Rolen||+.091||Reggie Sanders/Larry Walker||+.057||Albert Pujols||+.069||Corey Hart||+.057|
*This was written after Braun's HR.