Re: Digging Deep into Plate Discipline and Unlocking a Secret to Hitting
Originally Posted by edabbs44
Very interesting...but one quick question. If, as you stated, that Griffey continued to do very well in getting himself into hitters counts, what would account for his sub-par 2006 performance?
Thanks for the knowledge.
A very quick look shows Jr. at a BABIP of .251 coupled with a big spike in his GB% and a corresponding dip in his LD%. Basically he's topping the ball instead of squaring it up. Maybe it's luck, maybe it's a sign of real decline. Given the state of his legs, Junior needs to keep the ball off the ground.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.