Ortiz's impact on Boston overstated
David Ortiz simply did not deserve to finish as high as fifth in the American League MVP voting.
First of all, what is your definition of "Clutch?" If it's any of the following, then Mr. Ortiz was not even the best clutch hitter on his team:
Slugging average with runners on: .512 (fourth on
With runners in scoring position: .482 (fifth on team)
Scoring position, two out: .571 (third on team)
Bases loaded: .600 (third on team)
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