Re: The dawn of Yorman Rodriguez?
Originally Posted by RedlegJake
In a player this young I want to see some power, the potential for power...mainly I want to see the discipline improve which has to some extent, and the contact improve which has to some extent. I'm very encouraged by his season. The power will come if the plate discipline and contact skill develops, imo. As he climbs the ladder those skills do seem to be improving.
Look at the doubles. Doubles in the minors are a good indicator of future HR power in the majors. (A lot of other things need to fall into place, of course.)
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.