Re: Walks to Votto and OBP
Cozart didn't walk much in the minors.
Phillips has never walked much in his career.
Ludwick has never walked much in his career.
Chris Heisey didn't walk a ton in the minors and hasn't walked much in his MLB career.
Votto has always walked at a very high rate. Bruce didn't walk a ton in the minors, but has seemingly improved his walks as he has aged (not surprising with someone who progressed as fast as he did). Hanigan and Mesoraco have their fair share of walks.
To me it seems more like personnel rather than coaching.... with the exception of Stubbs, who always walked a lot. I get the idea with him being more aggressive early, but it really isn't working so far.