Re: Willy Taveras - One Month In
Originally Posted by jojo
One would expect a lightning-fast GB hitter to have a sustainably higher than average BABIP. For all of Taveras' lightning fast, hard-hittingness, his BABIP, isn't that impressively higher than average.
I'm not really buying the "he doesn't hit for power but pitchers fear his ability to hit the ball hard" argument.
He's a singles hitter. He may hit grounders harder than normal but it doesn't seem to translate.
I agree. What I might buy is the "pitchers fear his ability to drive them batty on the basepaths" argument...but only if he starts running like he did last year.
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