Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by Kingspoint
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?
The 12 HRs are guaranteed runs... If the OBP is similar with him hitting .280 or .245, then yes give me the .245 with 40 HRs.
Without more information regarding what Bruce is doing at the plate, then the .245-40 is worth valuable. Even if 7.5 of the 12 HRs are solo shots.
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