Re: choking up to make contact...
Originally Posted by Raisor
OBP > SO
Well, I don't see how choking up hurts his OBP. If he's more aggressive with WHEN he chooses to swing, that's one thing. But if he's just increasing his chances of contact at the expense of power when he does swing, that should help the OBP.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.