Originally Posted by Ltlabner
The point, that Nate originally brought up, is that with such a low slugging percentage pitchers aren't going to nibble around the plate (which tends to lead to more walks with a patient hitter). They are going to attack him and throw strikes.
But if they attack him that means he will get more pitches to hit. So far Taveras has been pretty paitent at the plate not swinging at many bad pitches. The key for him is how often he gets on base. Even if pitchers pound the strikezone because he doesn't have HR power, he still will see more good pitches to hit. If Taveras gets on base he has the ability to turn a bunt single into a triple. To be quite honest I don't know why he hasn't run much so far this year but I expect to see more of it as the season progresses.