Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am not worried at all about his walk rate. Strikeouts are nearly meaningless unless he gets into BJ Szymanski territory.
BTW, strikeouts are either meaningless or they are not. Can't have it both ways. The truth be told, taken individually BB and Ks only paint a partial picture. Neither are particularly important on their own, but if you want a true picture of plate discipline the two stats always need to be evaluated together.
.00 to .25 red flag(a hacker)
.25 to .50 yellow flag(a potential hacker moving forward)
.50 to .75 not a problem( somewhat patient hitter, keep an eye on it)
.75 and above - (hitter with plate discipline, very likely to have success going forward).