Originally Posted by RedlegJake
Then people who are his detractors say he needs to "expand his zone" which means, of course, swing at pitches that are bad pitches. Which means try to hit balls that likely cannot be hit well if at all which is stupid. Look at what happens when BP tries it. Foul, foul. Or lunging and missing.
Yet nobody had a problem with Votto's approach the past 3 seasons when he put up the insane .375/.514/.683/1.197 line with RISP. The approach is the same approach.
I think it's a stupid assumption to think great run producers do so because they chase balls out of the zone and bloop them into the outfield for a soft single.
Miggy has been great this year because he's mashing balls in nearly every part of the strike zone.