Originally Posted by ST-DocLizard1
It's also about the timing. eg. Bases loaded and less than two outs. For the payroll and firepower that the lineup has, it should be higher than .363.
in that case, your expectations are simply unrealistic. :P
(you're wanting it to be .070+ more than the best team, more than .100 above the average)
and the firepower is exactly why you shouldn't focus too much on risp average- who cares if they're not hitting singles with someone on second if they're hitting home runs w/ one on or nobody on? :P runs in is what counts, no matter how you get'em, and certainly not ba (for example, if you really care about risp over runs in, the yankees really do suck right now in ba with risp (28th), but they're 18th in runs with risp. which metric do you *really* care about?).