Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    979

    Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

    Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

    http://dayton.dragon.milb.com/news/a...=.jsp&sid=t459

    Note: Buckley had an appendectomy and has not been able to get on the field this spring.

  2. #2
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,447

    Re: Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

    I am excited to watch Arias hit the ball. He is one of those guys who can do some real damage when he puts the bat on the ball. He is also of course, one of those guys who has trouble with plate discipline (or has in the past) that may have troubles with consistency because of it. His walk rate last year was ok, but his strikeout rate was 30% (per PA, not per AB). You would like to see him do what so many of the Dragons hitters did last year, and improve as the season went along with their plate discipline.

  3. #3
    ZCTRMTP!!!!! texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,807

    Re: Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I am excited to watch Arias hit the ball. He is one of those guys who can do some real damage when he puts the bat on the ball. He is also of course, one of those guys who has trouble with plate discipline (or has in the past) that may have troubles with consistency because of it. His walk rate last year was ok, but his strikeout rate was 30% (per PA, not per AB). You would like to see him do what so many of the Dragons hitters did last year, and improve as the season went along with their plate discipline.
    Why do those two skills seem mutually exclusive? Why can't a player be a selective power hitter? Is it just that they have to start the bat sooner when they muscle up?
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

  4. #4
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,447

    Re: Dayton Dragons 2012 Preview: Third Basemen

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Why do those two skills seem mutually exclusive? Why can't a player be a selective power hitter? Is it just that they have to start the bat sooner when they muscle up?
    They don't have to be. Some guys can be selective power hitters. They are just a rare breed. Some guys just swing harder, selling out for power rather than for bat control.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25