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All the arguing and disagreements are now over... Keppinger vs. Hall

On every website I go to, Astros fans are disagreeing on if the Bill Hall signing was a good move, and I am going to try to put an end to it. I am going to compare stats between Hall and Keppinger to see who really is the better option. All stats are from the 2010 season and are from www.baseball-reference.com.

Oh the jump, I don't know how to use this... I'll just ignore it I guess.

Bill Hall's stats are adjusted so that they are even with Keppinger's at bat #s.

Hall had 382 plate appearances, Keppinger had 575.

Note that Hall's numbers were with Boston

Bill Hall Jeff Keppinger

Avg.       .247 .288

Hits       128 148

Walks    51 51

TB 237 202

2B    24 34

3B 2 2

HR 27 6

RBI 69 59

R 66 62

SO 156 36

OBP-  .316 .351

DEFENSE AT SECOND BASE

Bill Hall Jeff Keppinger

Fld% .966 .990

Innings 353.1 1070.1

DP- 19 66

E- 6 6

 

 

In my opinion, I would rather have Hall playing second, considering the fact that to win ball games, you have to score runs, and Hall produces more runs on a team that is lacking run production. The downgrade of defense is okay in my opinion, it will be made up in runs.

 

What do you guys think?

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