Amusing little snippet from a Dodgers story I thought I'd pass along
It's not Oakland: Little said he gave Ethier the hit sign on a 3-0 pitch, but the lefty took a strike.
"I was a little scared he was into that Oakland thing," Little said, referring to Oakland's emphasis on patience and on-base percentage. "We swing here on 3-0."
Ethier said his new manager was right about his old approach at the plate.
"It's been ingrained in me since I was young," Ethier said. "I've been successful with that approach, not chasing balls out of the zone. It can be a tough adjustment."
Ethier has a Minor League career on-base percentage of .382. Here's how that compares to other top Dodgers prospects: Guzman, .323; Andy LaRoche, 354; James Loney, .352; Russell Martin, .391; Young, .367; Kemp, .336.