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From my Braves season preview earlier today... Burning QuestionWill Jason Heyward be able to reclaim his 2010 form and carry the team to a playoff berth, or were his struggles in 2011 the signs of a bigger problem? Personally, I think he'll be fine in 2012 because of the shoulder that plagued him in 2011, but if he struggles out of the gate, the Braves mob could begin to mobilize around Heyward with torches. Jason Heyward's 2010 rookie season, at age 21: .277/.393/.456, 623 plate appearances, 18 homers, 11 stolen bases, .335 BABIP, 14.6% walk rate, 20.5% strikeout rateJason Heyward's 2011 sophomore season, at age 22: .227/.319/.389, 456 plate appearances, 14 homers, 9 stolen bases, .260 BABIP, 11.2% walk rate, 20.4% strikeout rate Now, go ahead and compare those two lines. You see that all three of the triple slash marks were lower in 2011 than in 2010, and that the walk rate also plunged. You can point your finger immediately at one thing: BABIP. Heyward's BABI...
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