ESPN Strikes Again

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ESPN Strikes Again

Postby havok » Mon May 03, 2010 10:12 am

Got to love this type of analysis on 10 players who have broken through:

4. Austin Jackson, Tigers. His plate discipline has improved dramatically, talent evaluators say, and he is posting a .420 on-base percentage.

http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?nam ... id=5157392
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Re: ESPN Strikes Again

Postby huskers95 » Mon May 03, 2010 11:02 am

Which number will come down first, his 31.2 K% or .527 BABIP?

My discipline would look pretty good too if every other time I hit the ball it found a hole. Uhh, I mean... you know what I mean...
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Re: ESPN Strikes Again

Postby Matt » Mon May 03, 2010 12:35 pm

In fairness, Austin Jackson has drastically improved. To say every ball he's hit has found a hole is wrong because he is hitting line drives and line drives tend to find holes. His current line drive rate is 38.9% which to no surprise leads the majors. This ridiculous number will come down and his babip will regress but hopefully it's near the .384 he posted last year in AAA. If this happens, he could push .300+ for the season, so yea I'd say he's broken out. And he'll throw in 30 sb's at the rate he's going and a potential 100 runs. But for fantasy purposes, I'd honestly rather own scotty pods because he'll give u 40 sb with a .280 avg

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Re: ESPN Strikes Again

Postby havok » Mon May 03, 2010 1:40 pm

I agree that he has certainly improved and broken out. To say his plate discipline has improved dramatically while still striking out 40% of the time AND failing to make mention of his absurd BABIP is just typical ESPN. I figured with the addition of FanGraph staff members this stuff would be weeded out.

Maybe this is just the article I was looking for in order to sell-off AJax for Big Tex.
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