Very interesting post! And I wonder sometimes about Dozier's numbers in regard to RISP. Are his low numbers a result of SSS hitting leadoff with poor hitters in front of him? Or is he truly bad in this scenario? Is don't have numbers either way, but wondering.
Eh, I still believe it's an aberration. Dozier has an OPS of .820 with RISP this season. He has an OPS of .660 with men on base. So is he only good with men on second or third base but terrible if there's a runner standing on first? I think we can all agree that makes no sense whatsoever.
It's not unusual for these numbers to move up and down season over season. Dozier's RISP OPS in 2016 was .030 lower than his regular OPS. In 2015, his RISP OPS was .020 higher than his regular OPS.
There's a weird narrative on this board that constantly tries to tell us Dozier is terrible in RISP situations but here are his career numbers:
Career: .767 OPS
RISP: .769 OPS
Um. So yeah.