Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Jay Bruce, based on the trend he's been heading on the last couple of seasons, was heading towards more power as a hitter and a smaller average, due soley to his pulling the ball for most of his at-bats.
Stopping pulling the ball will take away the attempts to jack it over the wall in Left, but will result in a much higher average, 30-40 points in Bruce's case.
No, I understand that.
What I'm saying is that I can't decide if a higher batting average and less homers is better than a lower batting average and more homers if those are the only things we're looking at.
I need to know how those affect his OBP and his SLG.
If it's a wash, then I don't care.
If it causes his OPS to go up, then I'm all for it.
If it causes his OPS to go down, then I'm not in favor of it.