Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I completely disagree. You can become better with your plate discipline with age. He's striking out in more than 25% of his plate appearences in AAA. Pitching in the bigs won't be any easier to hit, so he's likely to see that % go up. The Ks would be okay if he walked more, but he doesn't. I'm not suggesting that the Reds wait forever or anything, but he needs to be better with pitch recognition to really succeed.
No he isn't. Through 6 at bats today Jay is striking out 21.9% of his plate appearances this year. Still nothing to be overly impressed by, but 22% isn't quite more than 25%.