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Postby Titanic Grizzlie » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:13 pm

He has walked 6 times already this week. Granted, I would rather him walk then Strikeout, but you can't put up numbers when you don't swing the bat.

What I think is happening is that early in the year every pitcher knew that you could throw breaking balls way off the plate or in the dirt and he would swing at them. After a few weeks of walking all the time, pitchers are going to realize that they are going to have to put stuff over the plate. so, if he can keep this discipline up, he will be getting ahead in counts and will eventually be getting more pitches to hit.

anyone agree with my diagnosis?
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:19 pm

I think you've assessed the situation pretty fairly. I noticed a spike in BBs lately as well, and wondered the same. I can't imagine that he's simply going to continue drawing walks at this pace, and since he's already shown us what he is capable of doing with the bat, one could assume that once he sees pitches to hit, he can capitalize.
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Postby Mugrila » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:25 pm

i'm not complaining since my league counts BB's as a stat. i too think that the walks will eventually turn into hits and with the entire cleveland team heating up i think this will produce runs and rbi's in return.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:56 pm

Walks are a sign that he's seeing the ball well again. He's always had a fairly high walk rate. Now, they do cut down on the number of ab's he's going to get, but if he's seeing the ball well, then he's only swinging at good pitches. I'll take that any day of the week.

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