Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
I'm looking at the walk #'s this spring. We know a lot of these players have power but being selective and pitch recognition are important to long-term success as hitters. Hech had one yesterday, Thames had two today, Lawrie and D'Arnaud with one today as well. Good to see from the younger hitters.
That's part of why I can't help but get caught up in the Lawrie hype. Despite his obvious hot hitting during his call-up and the eventual regression to the mean, he showed great ability in laying off the junk that pitchers started throwing to him.
Similarily to how I felt about the Bautista contract, even if he doesn't absoulutely hit his Braun/Wright ceiling, at the very least his batting approach will lend itself to a solid hitting career.