Originally Posted by GIDP
Some guys with the worst K/BB rates this year are Kevin Kouzmanoff, Mike Jacobs, and Jose Guillen and none of them come close to a .800 OPS. They all have substantial amounts of power.
Players with the highest ISOs all have very good k/bb rates and none have Juans rate.
I dont know if thats what you are asking but just quickly looking at it thats what I come up with.
Ryan Howard has a high K/BB rate. So do Adam Jones, Alex Rios, Mark Reynolds, Freddie Sanchez.
And aren't Jose Guillen and Kevin Kouzmanoff -- with very high K/BB rates -- good players having very successful careers? Jose Guillen may be a good comp for Francisco. I'd take a young Jose Guillen on this team over the group we have out there now.
K/BB rate - standing alone - isn't a determinative stat, nor is it necessarily a good predictor. Keep in mind, JF is still a developing player so we don't even know what his major league K/BB rate will be once he settles in at the big league level.