Is Gabe Gross Overrated?

Purely based on his offense.

Most casual fans think Gross is clutch and all that jazz, but his raw stats leave a bit to be desired: .234/.337/.413 overall. Gross has had to face lefties in 52 at-bats and his lack of success pulls his numbers down a bit. Against righties Gross has a .766 OPS and outside of July each month has been solid:

 

Month OPS BABIP LD%
May 0.838 0.310 17
June 0.868 0.318 22
July 0.379 0.063 12
August 0.911 0.318 24

You don't see 0.063 BABIPs much, even with a weak .240 xBABIP. Otherwise his numbers look pretty solid and Gross' HR/FB% is in line with his career norms. There's no reason to believe this is a fluke season, and yet I know a few have said he's overrated. I suppose that could be purely from the label we give him, which is why I'm going to offer my description of Gross:

Above average hitter (with defensive value) who should almost never hit against left-handed pitchers.

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