Originally Posted by dougdirt
It is something that we need to keep a close eye on. The strikeouts aren't nearly the concern that the lack of walks is.
I agree with you. Does anyone know if there is there a correlation between the number of players with contact problems at Dayton (Valaika, Stubbs, Francisco all saw their free-swinging tendencies magnified this year) and the coaching? Was there some aspect of the Reds development program that somehow emphasized power hitting even at the expense of lesser contact?