Re: Iggy: Two of our Three hits ...
posted at 6/15/2013 1:54 PM EDT
In response to darrylfries's comment:
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Most of them (Napoli, Ross, especially) have homeruniitis. Middlebrooks is a special case, and needs some special help---maybe in Pawtucket, maybe with the club---but with someone who can diagnose and fix.
And three of our four total bases?
How do you possibly sit this kid? At least 'till he cools off ...
And he would have had another if not for the sterling leap and catch of his line drive by Machado at 3B early in the game. He is certainly squaring up the ball on bat by keeping his head down and eye on the ball through his swing as opposed to looking up and out before following through which is notable by some of his teammates (note Napoli).
Good observation. I noticed that with Napoli, Ross and some others. Some bad habits are developing. That is why we are seeing so many strikeouts. Iglesias has good fundamentals at the plate.
Bad habits started developing.? No
Napoli and Ross are doing exactly what they have done in previous season. Why the suprise?
Both are slow at foot and K's are better then hitting in to DP's
Iggy can take half swings and beat out infield hits Ross and Napoli might leg out one hit a year.
Suprised again at the total lack of baseball knowledge by most on here.
Hint,, Switch to a sport you can keep up on like shuffleboard.
The oft-repeated argument that 'K's are better than DP's intrigues me.' So I'll weigh in.
This position might have merit with men on base but with no base runner however, which is preferable a whiff or contact? 99% of K's result in an out! As a team this year the Sox are hitting .270 so it stands to reason that making contact and putting the ball in play will produce better results.
For example, how many of Napoli's 93 K's have come with no runners on board. And how many have come with a runner on first with less than two outs? If he were to have made contact on just 25% of those whiffs, and put the ball in play, with .270 going for base hits, the result would be his hit total going from 64 to 70 and his BA from .262 to .286 Not to mention the exponential increase in H, RBI, OBP, Slg., and OPS.
See the ball, hit the ball. Keep your head down, your eye on the ball, and stop trying to pull outside pitches that turn into weak ground balls to the infielder. Go with the pitch to the opposite field.