Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
A guy whom alreayd walks pretty sparingly, and has low power is not likely to see those rates stay constant as the progress through the minor leagues and major leagues....
Maybe not. But maybe so. Juan Pierre has considerably less power and has walked 40+ times in the Majors on more than a few occasions. A guy like Michael Bourn had no power and has walked over 50 times in the last few seasons.
Now Bourn walked more in the minors too. But despite his lack of power, pitchers in the Majors are still throwing him plenty of non strikes. Just saying that I can certainly see a way that he can be a quality hitter in the Majors without doing much walking because the guy, like a Juan Pierre, simply never strikes out. To top it off, he also has a little bit of pop in his bat.