Found August 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- For a lot of fans, the problem with the Detroit Tigers offense seems obvious they don't take advantages of the runners they put on base. There's some truth to this the Tigers are among the major-league leaders in grounding into double plays and leaving runners on base but some of that is offset by the fact that they simply put more runners on base than most teams. So is there a big problem, and if so, where? To do this, we will use baseball-reference.com, which lists every player's RBIs along with how many runners on base they have had during their at-bats this season. It also gives the same numbers for an average major-league player. For example, Prince Fielder has batted with 351 runners on base this season, and has 88 RBIs. That gives him a conversion total of 25 percent, well ahead of the major-league average of 18 percent. Simply put, Fielder is doing an outstanding job of driving in runs. As a whole, though, the Tigers aren't. Despite an offens...
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