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"We have tools that can get at this, of course. We can adjust for run environment, and we know that batting average isn’t everything. Splits can be adjusted for context, just as full-season stats can, just as individual stats can. The Padres’ OPS+ with runners in scoring position is...OK, it’s really bad, 75. This year, Myles Straw has a 74 OPS+. Anthony Volpe has a 76. The Padres, at the halfway mark, are actually carving out new space on Mt. Chokemore."