January 28, 2012

The WAR Set: Card #11

2007 UD Future Stars #11 David Ortiz
6.0 Wins above Replacement
2007 Stats: .332 avg, 35 hr, 117 RBI, 111 walks, .445 obp, 1.066 OPS

Based on WAR rating, 2007 was David Ortiz's best season as a big league ball-player.  Although many may believe that his 2006 season was better because of the power numbers (54 homers in '06), Ortiz enjoyed a more productive season statistically in 2007.  He led the American League in walks and on base percentage and ranked in the top ten in batting average, slugging, OPS, runs, total bases, doubles, homers, and RBI.  He also earned his 4th straight Silver Slugger award as well as his 4th straight All-Star appearance in 2007.  Oh yea, he did all this with a torn meniscus in his knee.

Loved to hit against Jim Parque:  11 for 18 with 1 home run (1.706 OPS)
Hates to hit against Joe Saunders:  3 for 23 with 3 strikeouts (.330 OPS)

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