Re: Justin Smoak-How is this even possible?
Well, I would say 81 PAs is still a pretty small sample. It's barely a quarter of the sample used with Texas. That's probably your answer right there.
Easy for a guy to go into new surroundings and perhaps his approach changes as he's eager to impress the new teammates, coaches, front office people, etc. That's probably the case here.
"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