Originally Posted by M2
That would be great if he were a .320 hitter, but he's not. Pitchers are not playing into his strength by doing this.
You say what you care about with Taveras is his OB, yet pitchers pounding him with the hard stuff is what makes his OB go down.
Best RC/27 for a FT player with a slugging percentage below .360 in the past 20 years is Chuck Knoblauch (1992)with a tad over a run better than the league average. he hit .297 and had a .384 ob% But he could take a walk.