Originally Posted by mdccclxix
With Negron, does anyone think that him playing about 6 positions on defense could have hurt his full season debut in AAA? I do. He could recover next year, for sure, if they play him only at SS or 2b.
A few things could be at fault. He really lost his plate approach. His walk rate fell apart, at a far and away career low of 4.7%. His strikeout rate went up, but I think those two go hand in hand there. He was far more aggressive this season. His BABIP dropped off about 60 points from last year to this year.
I think that the change in approach could have led to all three things. If he is able to find his approach in 2012, I think he could return to the guy he was in Carolina.