Re: Who is Redszone's #1 prospect?
Originally Posted by Kc61
I get Doug's point. I just don't see the ratio of Ks to BBs as being the issue. The issue is how you compensate - if you can - for a deficiency in either area.
If you walk too little, or strike out too much, there are a number of ways to compensate.
Yes -- if your walks are very low and your Ks are very high, it's a tough situation. But most cases aren't that extreme, just someplace in between.
But Francisco's case IS that extreme. And therein lies the problem. His minor league rate THIS season was worse than any K:BB rate of any regular major league player. While he does possess some power, he does not have enough of anything else to compensate for that extreme a rate (few do, in fact).
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda