Re: Avain Rachal
As a post season postscript Rachal's batting average did cool off some falling to .253 but he maintained a high OBP (.397) and that great walk to strikeout ratio 41 walks to 39 Kos in 233 PAs. What may hold him back somewhat is his lack of power unless he develops some muscle - his SP was only .360 with only 21 XBH (4 HRs). He is adequate right now defensively at second base. Needs to improve a bit there, too. I do love that discipline, though, and hold more hope the rest can be developed if a player has a natural "eye".
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