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A Quick ReKapler

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Speaking purely from a WPA standpoint, Gabe Kapler's pinch hit homerun is about the fifth biggest player of his career since 2002.  WPA only takes offense into account, so we're talking about nearly 1,500 regular season plays in that span, and tonight you saw one of the five most contextually meaningful moments in (basically) Kapler's entire career. That's quite incredible, just like Kapler's ability to go from pick 1,488 in 1995 to a major leaguer with more than 1,500 plate appearances.  I mean, that's almost a plate appearance per player picked in front of him. Incredible.