Lance Berkman’s Underrated Career

This post refers to beyondtheboxscore.com

Julian Levine:

Despite only reaching 150 games in seven seasons, Berkman has been good enough with the bat to rack up +425 batting runs, which is the third highest mark by a switch-hitter, ever. He has a slight advantage over Chipper Jones in both OPS+ and wRC+, but that’s negated by the fact that Jones has had many more plate appearances.

Wow. Berkman had a much better career than I was aware of. (If it’s not obvious, Mickey Mantle is the #1 switch hitter of all time). Berkman didn’t stay as healthy as Chipper, nor did he play as premium a position as 3B, but he had a much better career than I thought. Chipper is a no doubt hall of gamer, I wonder where Berkman lands.