Originally Posted by Nasty_Boy
But you said you want him to hit to .280 with 28 HRs and not .245 with 40 HRs... I'm okay with him using the entire field (it's a welcome sight), but he needs to drive the ball and have a high slg %. And everything you just listed is situational and hypothetical, not to mention it is not entirely true.
Not that pulling the ball or not pulling the ball leads to more walks, but in Bruce's case, I believe he will walk more often by willing to hit more balls to the opposite field, as pitchers will not get as close to the plate with the outside pitch. Total theory on my part, of course.
That's fine if you do, of course, but do you prefer Bruce hitting .245 w/ 40 HR's or .280 with 28 homeruns?