Originally Posted by Kc61
Not true for a power hitter. Oops, should stick to the current poll.
Strikeouts always count, even for power hitters. Strikeouts matter for everyone because they influence everything else, including home runs (because of balls put in play), batting average and on base percentage (because of balls put in play and BABIP) and slugging percentage. I still don't believe Francisco has a strikeout problem though. He has a strikeout/walk problem. The two rates have to get closer to one another, be it by cutting a few more strikeouts or adding a few more walks. Alone, neither is an issue. Together they are.