Originally Posted by LoganBuck
During the pregame tonight, Marty asked Dusty about this. Dusty dropped several platitudes about how great Juan Francisco is, about being a great bad ball hitter, how he thinks he is the next Pedro Sandavol (sp), etc. Then he mentioned that he has had some issues on defense, and added that they will be working him in the outfield to maximize his great arm. The plot thickens.
Sure, if only he could make contact at the same rate as Pablo Sandoval, then maybe it would make sense. Sandoval's strikeout rates were 10-13% his minor league career. Francisco has been between 18 and 28% (19.6 this year).