Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/8/14
So I heard that this Mike Trout kid had a pretty good year. For a position that was already top-heavy with elite talent, outfield was infused with two phenomenal rookies who should be top-10 talents for years to come. We end our outfielders week with 12 observations from the past season, but if you haven’t checked out the 5 surprises or blind resume yet, make sure you make some time for that. Yoenis Cespedes entered the Major Leagues as a player who had a ton of raw power, but we expected him to struggle with strikeouts. That was the story through April as Cespedes sported a .226 ISO and 25% K%, but, after an injury-riddled May, Cespedes posted a .220 ISO with a 17% K% over the final four months. He capped it with a .252 ISO and a K% of 14.7 in September (136 PA). Curtis Granderson may have hit a paltry .232 last year, but he was a beast everywhere else with 102 R, 43 HR, 106 RBI, and he even contributed 10 SB. I didn’t like his K% increase (28.5% up from 24.5%), but with a litt...
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