johnsamo wrote:It's the declining avg. and the lack of improvement in his walk and K #s that concerns me. With his age and the playing time he's had, he should progressing, not regressing. The power's great, but for a guy hitting 222, you need to have a LOT of power... I don't know if it's him or the wrong batting coach or what, but there's defintely a change in approach that has to be made.
I'm almost wondering if he can catch. I can live with his #s (barely) at the C spot, but from the SS slot, the two top things I would demand (as a coach, not a FBB Manager) are a good glove and good obp, they are a must, anything else is gravy.
Yea, to make up for an average that is that
low, the guy better be on pace for about 50 home runs. And really, he doesn't even have that much power, a HR/F of 10.4% isn't that great. (It is pretty good for a ss, but nothing that special.)