Originally Posted by dougdirt
Two years ago he upped his walk rate big time. Since then it has been cut in half.
It's more likely that one year was an outlier since every other stop before and after has been 5-6%.
That said, he's just now entering his prime and he will be heading into his second full season in the bigs. It's very, very likely he shows improvement. Bill James' projections have him upping his walk rate, lowering K rate, and consequently, upping his OBP by 20 points and slugging by an additional 16 points. The end result is close to an additional win of offense this season. If so, he'd be nearly a 4-win player.