Re: Tanner Rahier's Struggles
The general rule of thumb is this: If a high schooler struggles in his first initial taste of pro ball, pay little attention to it.
He is walking 10% of the time and striking out 20% of the time. That isn't bad at all. His power isn't so good though, with a .109 Isolated Power number in a league where the ball generally flies well. His BABIP is .215 this season, but I also don't have a breakdown of his BIP right now, so how far off that is, I don't really know (having a bunch of infield flies would play with that number in just 200 PA's).
Overall though I am not concerned. He has power potential in his bat, he is drawing walks at a good clip and he isn't striking out a ton.