dc928 wrote:HOOTIE wrote:Gags Sports wrote:In April of 2004, he hit .255. We all remember that he finished the year hitting .372.
Only because he had a lucky 2nd half hit rate % of 46. I see him doing what he did last year, around .300. He's got a terrible eye. I watch him daily. He swings at balls 2-3 times every ab. I think he's the most overrated player in bb. Take away his speed (50 infield hits a year), and he's a .270 hitter with little pop.
Are you kidding me, Ichrio is one of the best hitters ever you don't break the hit record simply by speed, if that is the case, then there are tons of players who is faster than him so how come they can't avg .320 a year, year in and year out like he does. He is a contact hitter, he doesn't strike out at all. That is why he swing the ball 2 or 3 times per AB.
If Ted Williams had swung at every pitch and did not try to hit for power, he mighthave been able to get 260 hits in a season. instead he took walks, got on base, and hit home runs. That is what the best hitters of all time did. They took balls, got on base, and crushed pitches in the zone.