Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
Ryan Howards worst K/BB rate for a season (majors or minors) was roughly 3/1. He is at roughly 2/1 for his major league career. That is
very high. But it is still light years ahead of JF.
A young Jose Guillen struggled to OPS 700 as a corner outfielder and was released four different times.
Your examples go a long way to proving doug's point.