Originally Posted by Brutus
Patience doesn't work for everyone. Sometimes guys are more comfortable earlier in the count when they're more likely to see a good pitch to hit.
I like patience too, but I don't think it's fair for everyone to be expected to have the same style of hitting.
Patience, IMO, is not a style it's a fundamental for a hitter.
Some guys can get away with being impatient and swinging early and often. So far in his career, Heisey hasn't succeeded that way.
He's hot now, great, but learning to take a few pitches wouldn't kill him.