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How much weight to give a big turn around in BB's?

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How much weight to give a big turn around in BB's?

Postby agchris02 » Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:49 pm

I've heard that if a batter greatly increases the number of BB's from one year to the next, thats one of the best indicators for a breakthrough yr

sort of like 2b's turning into HR's -- though ive seen numbers backing that up, and I havent on the increase in BB"s

How reliable is this? Have any examples?
Two players this year have really caught my eye doing this:
D Delluci (TX) -- historically has a horrible K/BB ratio, this year he's leading the majors in BB"s, he got offseason eye surgery and after watching several ranger games he has a GREAT eye and just stares down balls most players feel like they have to swing at

V Diaz -- realize he's a rookie, but he's had outstanding plate discipline so far, the more I watch him thoguh the more i like him for multiple reasons, Delluci is the one i find most intriguing...
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Postby Iconoclastic » Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:16 pm

Obviously more walks are a good thing. I would wait about a month to give them credit though, and keep an eye out for reversion.
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