Originally Posted by 11larkin11
Really, what is Francisco's ceiling? I know he's very powerful, but is his low walk rate a big problem? Does he K a lot? I really want to know about him, I love his power but don't want another Adam Dunn, without the walks.
Francisco has a strong cieling. He has a lot of power and the ball really jumps off his bat. He is very weak defensively with I believe 16 errors at third base already this season. His walk rate has been borderline 'average' since May began, but in April and last year it was very poor. The Dragons manager noted in April that it was something that they really wanted to work on him with, and it looks like they have been doing their job as his walk rate jumped from a walk per 43.5 PA in April to a walk every 12.5 PA in May. He will strike out his fair share though. He is still rather young, having just turned 20 the last week of May.