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Super Stats Pack: Hitters

You didn’t need a list of Top 10s to tell you this, but: The White Sox are bad

Chicago White Sox v Cincinnati Reds
Muted Celebration: Davidson is the White Sox team leader in six of the 18 categories listed.
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It’s been awhile, friends. Some stuff got tweaked.

Leaderboards include all qualifying players, I’m going with anyone who’s played in half of the games this year, and even that gets us to just 10 qualifying White Sox hitters. Maybe next run, I’ll just pick the guy with the 10th-most PAs to round everything out.

In all applicable cases, I’ve included a highlighted “average” performer for each stat, so you can get an idea of what a league average value is (most often, these are players from other teams, but in a few cases, White Sox players are exactly league average). For stats where “100” is by definition average, I’ve used different colors for above- and below-average players. For stats where “0” is by definition average, I’ve trusted you guys are smart enough to know that a negative value is below average.

Some extra, more traditional stats are thrown in, because as much as this is intended to be a sort of advanced-stats grasp of the White Sox, I’m not sure there’s a handy spot to see their Top 10 OPS guys or whatever. Maybe there’s some value in throwing in some of the more routine numbers as well.

Further feedback definitely welcome. If there’s a stat in these reports that should be swapped out for something better, or is redundant, let us know. This is still a work in progress.

If you would like these stats defined, it’s going to be way easier for me to direct you to FanGraphs for either offensive or pitching terms.

So, you’re not reading this for my take on the numbers, but holy crap, are they bad. Two White Sox hitters above-average in batting average; one in on-base; three in slugging; one in OPS; and one in WAR. It hurts.