Originally written on Padres Public  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Jedd Gyorko drew two walks last week. This may not sound like much, but it’s as many as he drew over the previous five weeks. When Gyorko made the big club out of spring training, he immediately established himself as an NL Rookie of the Year candidate by hitting .284/.341/.461 through his first 60 games and playing a better-than-expected second base. Then a right groin strain put him on the shelf for a month, and he returned a different hitter: Dates PA BA OBP SLG ISO PA/HR BB% K% 4/1/13-6/9/13 255 .284 .341 .461 .177 31.9 7.8 21.2 7/12/13-9/17/13 218 .209 .234 .403 .194 19.8 1.8 27.5 The increase in power is nice, but hacking at everything is a poor long-term strategy. Guys who strike out 15 times as often as they walk don’t survive. As I was writing this, Gyorko drew two more walks on September 18. That was as many as he’d drawn in the previous 34 games and his first two-walk game since May 19. He did it again the next day. The current article uses September ...
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