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    What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    Mark Reynolds is on an amazing pace this year. He is going to have more strikeouts (204 and counting) than batting average points (currently at .202). Aaron Harang is one of ten players to accomplish this feat while striking out at least 39 times.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8366
    That's an interesting article about it with some mentions of Adam Dunn, Rob Deer, Dave Kingman, and more.

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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    Wow, just wow.

    I know strikeouts are overblown but that's just crazy. On top of that, he plays one of the worst 3B I have ever seen. If it weren't for Adam LaRoche constantly digging his terrible throws out of the dirt, he'd probably have about 50 errors.
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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    His throws are crap, but he's got a great glove.

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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    His throws are crap, but he's got a great glove.

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    Harang's glove isn't that great.

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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    Harang and Doug Davis rank as 2 of the worst hitters in MLB history with the amount of AB's they have.

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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    That being said, I noticed a marked improvement in Harang's AB's the past 2 seasons. I think it shows quite clearly how much he's worked on it. I haven't noticed a change in the results much though...but approach, yes.
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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    That being said, I noticed a marked improvement in Harang's AB's the past 2 seasons. I think it shows quite clearly how much he's worked on it. I haven't noticed a change in the results much though...but approach, yes.

    Does that mean he looks good striking out?
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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

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    Does that mean he looks good striking out?
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    Re: What Do Aaron Harang and Mark Reynolds Have in Common?

    The funny thing is that Reynolds has no qualms about his strikeouts. IIRC, he was asked about his high strikeout rate and he said "I'm a home run hitter. My strikeout total doesn't matter since I will hit a lot of home runs."
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