Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Good numbers here. Also a good sign that he is rebounding strongly from a poor start in Bakersfield. His resurgence has accompanied a move to the top of the order, hitting first or second.
I disagree that those are good numbers to site when saying that Yorman has progressed at the plate. While he was truly terrible in Bakersfield last year, that was only 94 PAs. In the much larger sample size of last year, when he played in Dayton, Yorman only struck out 22.1% of the time in 276 PAs.
This year, Yorman has struck out 27.7% of the time in 264 PAs in Bakerfield. This is his highest K rate for a level in which he has spent 200+ PAs (a reasonable sample size) for his entire career.
For comparison, when Yorman's stock was at an all-time high after the 2010 season, he only struck out 16.3% of the time in 184 PAs in Billings. Many thought he had made significant strides from the 31.6% K rate he had the first half of the year in Arizona.
As more time goes on, it appears less likely that Yorman is going to figure it out with the strikeouts. While the BB rate of 7.6% is more encouraging than the 4.3% he posted in Dayton last year, he still strikes out way too much for the amount he is walking.
I know Yorman has the tools and I know he is young, and he does deserve more time to prove himself, but using 94 terrible PAs in last year as a comparison period is misleading.