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Interesting Soriano stats.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:04 am
by Zito is God
I don't have an explanation, but Alfonzo Soriano is on pace to set career highs both walks and strikeouts.

Can someone come up with a reason? Switching leagues generally produces more Ks on hitters because of the unfamiliarity of pitchers, but at the same time he is showing a better eye against new pitchers by walking.

(Note: I did not factor in intentional walks and did not check how many he has.)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:09 am
by Mazz
Maybe he got pissed cause everyone was saying he would suck this year and he started to try

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:10 am
by mweir145
I can't explain what's happening with him, but I'm loving every minute of it. ;-D

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:18 am
by Another Blown Save
He must have taken batting lessons from Adam Dunn

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:22 pm
by The Jury
Another Blown Save wrote:He must have taken batting lessons from Adam Dunn


:-D

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:32 pm
by Red Sox Nation
The Jury wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:He must have taken batting lessons from Adam Dunn


:-D


HAHA.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:32 pm
by blankman
Another Blown Save wrote:He must have taken batting lessons from Adam Dunn


That's real good :-b

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:34 am
by RynMan
All I can think is that he is seeing more unfamiliar pitchers, which means he might be taking a little more often to get a feel for it coming in and seeing what they are throwing him. The increase in patience might have lead to some extra free passes.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:39 am
by NikkiSixx
The only explanation I can come up with is the fact that he has gained patience and he also hasnt faced these pitchers before.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:13 pm
by The Loveable Losers
He's definitely better at drawing walks...he's not just on pace to break that record - he's on pace to shatter that record. That should help his runs a bit. He's striking out 22% of the time though and that's not going to help the average any. ;)