View Full Version : Arroyo a better hitter than Patterson?

08-05-2008, 08:34 AM
I believe he is. :D

08-05-2008, 09:30 AM
.220 vs .194, it's a no brainer. Can Arroyo play CF and steal bases?;)

08-05-2008, 09:37 AM
Thank you. Finally some one brought this up.

You're dang right he is. So is Zambrano for the Cubs

08-05-2008, 10:02 AM
Ridiculous. Now if you ask who refuses to listen to his coaches trying to get him to adjust his approach (i.e. getting rid of his judo chop, one-armed swing and utilize his speed) then the answer is Patterson.

08-05-2008, 10:17 AM
You're right that swing has got to be the worst in baseball. If he were a tennis player It would be a different story because he might have the best back hand out there, but this is baseball where most of your power comes from rolling your wrists and driving through the ball. Watch Eric Davis in his hay day no one used their wrists better to explode into the ball and drive it. Im surprised Patterson has gotten this far in the majors with that swing? Tennis, Ping Pong yeah Baseball NO!

08-05-2008, 10:18 AM
I was thinking this same thing last night during the game. I actually have more confidence at the plate with the sacks jacked in Arroyo then I do a few reds.

Fon Duc Tow
08-05-2008, 11:13 AM
Look at the stats, look at the track record, and look at the confidence level.

Arroyo hands down. Patterson has the worst form I have ever seen in a batter that wasn't a pitcher.

Ghosts of 1990
08-05-2008, 11:42 AM
I'm a better hitter than CP for God's sakes.