Originally Posted by Dan
Power isn't just about hitting home runs. If outfielders know you can't hit it over their heads, they're going to play way in, taking away even more of the field. Thus line drives that might have fallen in had the outfielder been playing normal depth become outs. BHam is going to have to show something in terms of power or he's going to have a very short major league career.
Good point. But Hamilton already and that power, especially from for right side. If you've ever seen him, he's not a slap hitter, he drives the ball. That actually is part of his problem. He's hitting too many fly balls, not enough ground balls. He has six HR's this year, btw.