Originally Posted by reds44
Bruce now has 28 strikeouts in 82 ABs this season. He has 6 extra base hits, and a .350 slugging percentage.
Not to repeat myself, but him going the other way early in the year is not a sign of him being a better (or more professional) hitter. He's completely screwed up at the plate.
I'm still not worried and I'm still not ripping him, but the "going the other way means Jay Bruce is a professional hitter" narrative needs to die. He's not driving anything, and he's striking out more than usual. No part of this is good.
I never said "going the other way = professional hitter."
You pulled that "thesis" out of your own ear.
I assumed that people would understand that when I guy who has been a dead pull hitter his whole career shows that he HAS ADDED TO HIS ARSENAL the weapon of going the other way WHEN THE SITUATION OR PITCH WARRANTS it is evidence of advancement in his ability to hit situationally or "professionally."
You're just about the only guy who didn't get it.
Maybe you should read posts with sufficient care to actually glean the author's meaning.