Good lord...220 K's?
I hadn't been paying attention, but that's pretty impressive. The fact that he's still an OBP machine is nice though, despite the lack of contact.
I don't get the fascination with high strike outs. Would be any better if he made his outs grounding out, or flying out?
He should have walked more, but he hit 41 home runs. I can live with the strike outs.
2013 Attendance Tracker: 3-1
I just read this thread for the first time, as over/under threads aren't my thing. That said, why was the looking to 2013 thread closed? MRubio made a great comment, but someone closed the thread and I'd love to hear Dews response to the comment. Of course, he probably closed the thread in the first place because there was nothing to say but admit defeat!
Is BA irrelevant? somewhat yes. Of course you need some players with a BA that is descent but Id rather have loaded up OBP for atleast the first 4 batters in any given lineup.
Getting On Base in the most important. a guy hitting .290 with a .310 OBP in my eyes, sucks as a hitter.
I love me some OBP but with young players, 19-20-21 I do prefer aggressive guys to passive guys because OBP can be so misleading in the lower levels.
To me, OBP massively important in MLB, extremely misleading in player eval in the minors/college/HS level.
Really I was just saying that all things should be taken into account when evaluating a player and no one number should be primary.
I just want to have a good baseball discussion without members drinking kool aid on everything. I dont care what sport it is, just some people need to put down the kool aid or atleast drink a bit less. Its ok to agree with things ones team does, but everything is a bit much. Not speaking to you or anyone specifically just explaining how I work.
Castro is going to be fascinating for me to see what he turns into. He does need to walk more but I don't think it's a tragedy to have a SS who puts up 280/330/440 which is what I think he ends up being for his career (maybe higher on the AVG. I might be undervaluing his hit tool). I would take that in a heart beat.
As you noted and as has been written by WSD and Bleacher Nation, his approach changed in the second half.
.291 .314 .422
.276 .332 .439
I really hope it's the start of a smarter approach by Castro. His baseball IQ has gone up in a lot of areas, including his fielding, IMO.
but I digress and that's a completely different discussion for a different thread.