Hot Takes From The Farm: Week Fourteen

Honestly, I’m not sure this is even a thing that people care about anymore as a marker of potential vulnerability but I’m going to make a post out of it anyway. The rest of the baseball world has moved on to metrics that I only understand insomuch as it goes to comparing one player to another but I’ve been too lazy to teach myself a really clear comprehension of them. So I freely admit there’s probably some metric that fleshes out this observation in ways beyond what I’m about to say. This, really, is just an observation not a conclusion: a lot of the Blue Jays best young hitting prospects strike out a LOT. Here’s a list of hitting prospects in general prospect status order including only those who’ve struck out more than once per game played. (Just players on full season teams for the same of sample size)
Anthony Alford: 76K/62k
Griffin Conine: 60/38
Kevin Smith: 92/71
Riley Adams: 84/68
Cullen Large: 72/68
Logan Warmoth: 66/60
Chavez Young: 75/70
Ryan Noda: 91/75
Hagen Danner: 76/64
Brock Lundquist: 74/70
Jake Brodt: 101/72
I’ll stop now because I’m getting into the marginal guys now. Of the top 50 on my list, 27 are …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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