Originally Posted by RedlegJake
So don't be in such a hurry to downgrade guys just because they lack power. I would not call that a "foundational flaw". Not if they can get on base at a very high clip. Personally, if my leadoff hitter gets on base at a .375 or better clip I don't care if he ever hits a home run.
In a game where guys are throwing much harder than ever before, slap hitting isn't exactly as "easy" as it once was. A few guys can do it, but counting on someone to be able to do it before they actually show it at the MLB level is probably a bad idea.