Steve-o wrote:I care less about the power he is showing and more about the K/BB ratio. Guess what? It still sucks. 22 Ks : 9 BB this spring. 88 Ks : 20 BB last year. 288 K : 84 BB in the minors. Until he figures out what balls and strikes are, I believe his average is going to stink.
Uh, since when is 22:9 an awful ratio? Thats reasonable. .
I can understand thinking his average will be worse than last year, but really, why should anyone expect .250 when his career low at any stop for any amount of at bats is .277 with a ~.300 career mark? Its not like the k/bb is something that mlb pitchers exposed in him. There is some control over babip, he hits a lot of hard line drives and thus gets an average boost over some comparable hitters.
.255 may happen, but its the downside, not the upside as if he were adam dunn. Between the 5 projections listed on fangraphs the average is .278. That doesn't really "stink", its alright.