Originally Posted by hatcher
i dont want this to sound like a dunn bash because i like the guy but he should not be in the top 3 for batting. He takes a lot of pitches but he cannot in my opinion 'work the count'. He cannot intentionally foul off boarderline pitches nor does he have an effortless two strike swing. He always seems to get schooled against a pitcher that knows what he's doing. If he can put the ball in play more and cut the k total then im for it. But to say that his high obp offsets his high K total doesn't seem quite right.
But if he changes his swing and starts trying ot be a contact hitter, then he won't be as good. He's a power hitter, not a contact guy. A lot of his success comes from swinging hard and driving the ball. He is the Reds' best hitter, it doesn't make sense to move him down in the order and limit the number of at bats (as WOY said earlier).