One more thing just about the Juan Gonzalez vs. Derek Jeter "debate", I stumbled across a stat, secondary average, that I believe is the best, most telling statistic out there (I used to think a combo of slugging %, BB, and I guess how good of a baserunner you are was the best way to take everything into account, but this kinda compounds it all into one). Here is the formula:
Jeter's career SecA is .263...Gonzalez' is .336...Jeter has topped .300 in just 2 seasons, Gonzalez did so in 9 seasons, even breaking .400...in case that's too harsh because it doesn't weight singles as much and a higher % of Jeter's hits were singles than most players, even if you remove the subtracting hits part from the formula, Gonzalez still has the edge .631 to .575. Keep in mind this stat takes into account and gives due credit for aspects of the game that Jeter was definitely better at, such as drawing walks & stealing bases, and Gonzalez still is significantly superior in the statistic.
[ Edited by andes14 on Aug 4, 2011 at 01:58:55 ]