SpecialFNK wrote:I like hits better than walks. when it comes to Davis, I like HR (power numbers) over walks, even if that means a high number of K's that go along with that.
Everybody likes hits and homeruns more than walks. Doesn't mean that doing both isn't much more ideal. And it's not just the walks themselves that make them so useful to look at. Aside from the increased times on base, leading to more chances to score runs, it also indicates that a hitter can work themselves into good counts, and get good pitches to swing at. Look at all the guys who put up huge HR and strikeout totals; all of them can take a pitch. Dunn, Pena, Reynolds, Stanton, etc. All of them have over a 10% walk rate since 2009. If Davis sticks at around 5% he'll be picked apart by MLB pitching. Those guys I listed sit at 20-25% for their o-swing% (% of balls that they swing at outside the zone) while Davis is at almost 40%! Nobody throws strikes to him and he still chases absolutely everything.