Re: reds vs cards 8/17
Originally Posted by Kc61
Or maybe it's because his BA was .260 for his minor league career.
Dickerson also struck out about 30 percent of his at bats and struck out more than twice as much as he walked.
A low batting average coupled with a high IsoD is evidence that a guy has good plate discipline but problems making contact. You cannot sustain the walk rates Dickerson has sustained with poor plate discipline -- period. Like Dunn, he strikes out because he works deep counts and swings and misses a fair bit.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.