Re: Some NL Central players show up in a Plate Discipline article
I guess I have the opposite take re: Eckstein -- if he's never hit .300 despite getting more to hit than practically anyone else in the game, that doesn't speak well for him. And Womack? Ugh.
But the article you linked does make a good point -- different players are pitched differently, and two players can have the same pure level of plate discipline and yet have considerably different walk rates. Something to consider when thinking of how many walks a player "should" draw. Eckstein generally suffers in the evaluation of statheads like me because he doesn't draw a lot of walks and his OBP is driven by batting average, but if he's drawing 40-50 walks a season while being pitched the way he is, he's probably doing a good job of taking the walks that are available to him.
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