October 13, 2012 3:38 PM

Why Walks Matter

One quick thought on the Cardinals' amazing four-run comeback in the ninth against Washington … and it relates to something I got from Brilliant Reader Craig recently. Craig was talking about how he appreciated the value of walks, but he finds the act of drawing a walk so passive that it's clear why it has been so underplayed through the years.To quote:There is a big, obvious explanation as to why we place so little value on walks in "traditional" metrics like batting average ..

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