Originally Posted by mace
So you don't want the best RBI guy in the most important RBI slot? (And the best RBI guy is one who will sacrifice some walks for hits, put the bat on the ball and get the runners around.)
Just because he's willing to swing at bad pitches and able to actually make some contact on them doesn't mean he'll consistently do anything good with it. You say he'll sacrifice some walks for hits, but it's far more likely he'll be sacrificing those walks for outs instead. Sure he may get a handful of hits as well but ultimately it's not gonna be very fruitful overall.