SI Players MLB Poll
[Based on a survey of 257 MLB nonpitchers]
Which individual hitting statistic is the most meaningful?
Runs Batted In....41%
On-base percentage.....19%
Batting average.....13%
On-base plus slugging.....11%
Home Runs.....4%
RISP Average.....2%
Two-out RBIs.....1%
Strikeouts (Batter).....1%
FAST FACTS: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez led the majors, through Monday, with 147 RBIs.... The Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (above) had a big-league best .436 on-base percentage.... Home runs (sixth, 3.6%) was the only other category to draw more than 2% of the vote.... With one week to go, Chipper Jones of the Braves (.341) and Matt Holliday of the Rockies (.337) were battling for the National League batting title.

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