The Media Dumbification Reaches New Heights / Depths!

"The Tigers are hitting .264 as a team but .251 with RISP... When you combine the two numbers just like combining slugging average and on-base percentage gives you a better perspective about production, you get a total average that provides a more complete view of a team's offense." Okay, this is from last month, but WTF? Is there anyone who uses this kind of combined statistic? I googled it and came up with nothing. Did the writer invent it? Does he think he pioneered some important and relevant metric? I might be late on this one, but really. Wow. Makes Hoynes look like a genius.