The five best hitting seasons in Texas Rangers history
3. 2008 Milton Bradley: 162 OPS+
Stats: 126 Games, 133 Hits, 22 Home Runs, 77 RBIs, .321 BA, .436 OBP, .563 SLG, .999 OPS, 162 OPS+
I told you some of these were surprising.
Bradley’s 2008 season was incredibly undervalued, as he had not only the highest OBP, OPS, and OPS+ in the AL, he was also top ten in the league in batting average and slugging percentage. He finished 17th in MVP voting in 2008, but he had far better hitting stats that season.
He did, however, have a lower WAR than many who ranked above him in MVP voting, but WAR also takes into account fielding, and oWAR(offensive WAR) takes into account base-running, while OPS+ is purely a hitting stat, which is why Bradley makes this list.
His 2008 season was one of the best pure hitting seasons in Rangers history.