Re: Reds prospects Hit Zone percentages
Those are infield hits, not hits that went through the infield. for Maybin for example, 23% of the time the third baseman fielded the baseball, he got a hit. Maybin is really fast, there is no question about that. I dont think there is any question he can continue to get infield hits for a long time, but I dont think they will come in the same numbers. 1, unlike Ichiro, he is not a contact hitter. He struck out 26.1% of the time he stepped to the plate last season. He makes Wily Mo look like a breaking ball hitter. Maybin puts the ball on the ground 60.1% of the time he puts it in play. I guess my problem is a lot of scouts project him to have lots of power..... but with him hitting the ball into the ground so much, I just cant buy into that idea.