Re: Jay Bruce, how good will be be?
Originally Posted by dougdirt
I am not too concerned with his walk rate. I don't see him chasing many bad pitches for starters.
So long as he draws a walk about every 11 plate appearances, I am fine with it. Thats about what he is doing right now.
If that's the case, not chasing many bad pitches, then his walk rate should improve significantly this year. It's the thing I'm watching. And yes I realize his age is a factor in all this as well.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.