Fade2White12 wrote:Not sure how much I agree with that.
Other players with 2011 FB% at at less than 34%:
That is a very misleading stat. Heyward led the league in IFFB% which gets counted in those FB%. When you strike out 20% of the time and then hit a popout 20% of the time you do put the ball in play it is hard to be productive. Heyward hit the ball on the ground 53.9% of the time last year which was an improvement over his rookie year and puts him around a bunch of weak hitting MI for comps. Probably the best case scenario you can imagine for power for Heyward is Hunter Pence and that would involve a small step up in FB% and a small step in power happening at the same time. I think he'll turn into a 30 HR guy eventually but it is going to take a few years which isn't abnormal at all for a kid that young.