Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
I think Juan Francisco has a lot of room for improvement, and I think he will need to make adjustments to contribute as a Major Leaguer. However, even if he doesn't improve on his plate discipline, he would not be the first player with his peripherals to succeed at the Major League level. Tony Armas posted a 109+ OPS despite having 1201 Ks to just 260 BBs, which is about a 4.6 to 1 K:BB ratio.
I'm glad you said "even if he doesn't improve." People tend to forget that JF's "poor" peripherals were at age 21-22 mostly at High A and AA ball.
All the comparisons being made are to major league peripherals of more mature, established players.