Lifetime .412 OBP for White OFer = not good enough

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by knightedsoldier5000, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. knightedsoldier5000

    knightedsoldier5000 Guru

    Aug 26, 2011
    Land of the Savages
    No one has probably ever heard of Mike O'Neill, a white OFer with unbelievable career BA and OBP stats in the Cardinals farm system.

    .311 BA / .412 OBP in 6 minor league seasons. Also had some speed with 19 SBs one year. But not good enough to get a cup of coffee in the majors. So he wasted his career hoping for a shot and then got released at age 27 after hitting .301 / .409 OBP. This is one the most egregious injustices in the caste system that just burns me up.

    Yet the Cardinals, absolutely desperate for a leadoff hitter, signed a highly overrated negro, Dexter Fowler, to a huge contract at $16.5 million / yr for 5 years for his "leadoff" capabilities. Fowler is currently hitting .242 / .329 OBP. If only they had a guy that put up a .400+ OBP on a regular basis that could lead off for them!

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