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Old 12-01-2007, 04:25 PM
rwperu34 rwperu34 is offline
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Default Re: Introduction to Five Tools Analysis: Hitting

Why is hitting for average a tool and controlling the plate for high OBP not? OBP >>> BA.

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Once you get to MLB, this is true. Drawing walks is a secondary skill that is basically worthless if you can't hit. When dealing with projection, hitting the ball hard is a better indicator of sucess at the next level. Guys who draw walks but can't spank the ball won't get walked at the highest level. Think of the tool of hitting for average more like making consistent hard contact instead of a number.
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