Originally Posted by Cyclone792
Pre-ASB: PA/BB of ~9.74
Post-ASB: PA/BB of ~10.72
Both the above PA figures are excluding SF and SH, but that shouldn't make one bit of difference in terms of highlighting the walk rate. As can be seen, however, the team walk rate went in the wrong direction.
This is no mystery though. We traded away two offensive players, for pitching. WK knew this would happen.
Leading the league in P/AB is nice to see, but sometimes it is deceiving. It might now ALWAYS be great patience because a lot of swing and misses add up to more pitches seen. But the high SLG % and OBP is a good sign though too.
Scott Hatteberg sees a lot of pitches, and gets on base without swinging and missing much.
Dunn sees a lot, gets on base not as frequently, and swings and misses a lot.
(Just throwing that out there, not really trying to take away from the positive numbers.)