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    This immediately made me think of J Francisco...

    Hey Rob, when a young guy like Justin Smoak has such an impressive walk rate, how often does that translate into sustained success? What do you see his numbers being at the end of this year?
    Rob Neyer
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    I wish I had a link, but I just read a Bill James study concluding that a young player's walk rate doesn't tell us anything about the future except how many times he's going to walk.


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    Re: This immediately made me think of J Francisco...

    It shows pitch recognition and selectivity, an indicator of the future without a doubt.
    "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail"

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    Re: This immediately made me think of J Francisco...

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    It shows pitch recognition and selectivity, an indicator of the future without a doubt.
    http://www.thebaseballcube.com/playe...Sandoval.shtml

    does it?
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    Re: This immediately made me think of J Francisco...

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    Pablo Sandoval can recognize pitches though. It is why he kills the ball, and doesn't strike out hardly at all, especially for a power hitter.

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    Re: This immediately made me think of J Francisco...

    So Fransisco's never going to walk in the majors. Should we be excited about that? Unfortunately, facing better pitchers, he'll just strikeout even more.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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