Re: Jesse Winker
Jesse Winker is off to a solid start of the Dayton Dragons this year. He is currently hitting .291/.397/.466 which translates to a .401 wOBA in his first 121 PAs. He still has a very strong 14% BB rate, and has cut his K rate from 18.2% last year to 16.5% this year. He has maintained a solid ISO of .170 this year compared to .162 last year.
At first glance, some posters may be discouraged that Jesse Winker is not hitting .338/.443/.500 as he did last year in 275 PAs. What one must taken into consideration when viewing those stats is that Winker had an unsustainable .414 BABIP last year. This year his great line is based upon a more reasonable .338 BABIP.
Jesse Winker is producing very well for a 19-year old in the Midwest League. Let's hope he can keep it up through the rest of this year and if he can, perhaps he can be a candidate to skip Bakersfield and try Pensacola in 2014.