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"He holds the dubious honor of having the lowest official batting average while still qualifying for the batting title when he batted .179 in 1991. He is the only player since 1910 to have a batting average less than .220 in at least 400 at-bats in at least four seasons."
"Deer has also gained some notoriety among studiers of baseball statistics due to his propensity for the Three True Outcomes (defined as a strikeout, home run, or bases on balls.) Because of his ability to hit home runs and take walks, he remained a moderately valuable player despite his complete inability to hit for average, as evidenced by his career 17.0 Wins Over Replacement."
Plus, he's got the Viz-U-Bat, the inevitable Red Sox connection, and he worked under Cubs manager Dale Sveum when Sveum was the hitting coach in Milwaukee. Presto!
Let's take a look.
And here's Robin Yount shilling for the Viz-U-Bat.
Good luck, Cubs!
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Posted on Mar 16, 2018