Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Age. New league - the AL. Pitchers he hasn't seen regularly that he has to adjust to. Lots of reasons. Or simply, he isn't getting anything to hit but still swinging anyway. Same problem Votto has..........they don't throw him anything to hit.
Yet Votto has continued to post an OPS north of .900 (1.056 now).
They haven't thrown much to Pujols his whole career. The secret is not swinging at crap. if you don't they will eventually throw you strikes. It doesn't pay to walk any player every time up.