Originally Posted by CySeymour
Not to burst your bubble, but Lutz has 132 k's in 130 games played the last two seasons. So yeah, he has a lot of swing and miss in his game.
No bubble. I wasn't making any great claims for Lutz, just pointing out that in his very limited appearances with the Reds, his K to AB ratio has been good--something one can't say for the guy we all seem to assume is just automatically going to replace him when he's ready. I'd say Lutz's K ratios in the minors are on the edge of what is acceptable for a player with significant power--e.g. in 2012 he K'd 107 times in 416 AB's at his two levels and K'd about 3 times for every W; or, in his 225 AA AB's over two seasons, he has K'd 53 times in 225 (over against 20 W's). These are acceptable rates if he continues to produce with power. On the other hand--as a caveat about Lutz--they're not as good as Heisey's upper minor rates.