To DH, Or Not To DH?

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Just a fun quick post, inspired by Zach Britton hitting a home run in the O’s win over the Braves yesterday:

Vladimir Guerrero is hitting .277/.307/.377 this year.
Orioles’ pitchers, as a unit, are hitting .409/.409/.636 this year.

Now, obviously some of the latter is just good luck. The pitchers have a .471 BABIP, and there’s no way that kind of thing could persist. What about if we were to set that down to .300? The pitchers would then be batting .264/.264/.459. Which would leave:

Vlad: .684 OPS
Pitchers: .722 OPS

And the pitchers wouldn’t be batting clean-up.