No matter your view regarding OPS, its at the very least a good supplement-statistic when evaluating performance. The problem, as we all know, is that OPS+ is calculated using league-average stats rather than league-average for each position, which is far more important.
I am on the most boring conference call ever, so I had time to calculate the adjusted OPS+ numbers for each Cubs starter:
I took away a couple things from this:
- LaHair's numbers are still very impressive
- Barney doesnt seem to be the only 2B stepping up his game
- Castro is still a young stud SS
- There has to be a taker for Soriano