Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/1/13
  When a player is 26 and playing in AA you have to try to take their accomplishments with a grain of salt.  Even when they are hitting: .317/.474/.590 and even when they were a former first round pick.  The expectations on Allan Dykstra are expectedly low.  He’s not supposed to be much beyond a AAAA player at this point.  Yet… I am starting to wonder. Obviously, 20 doubles and 12 homers is nice and 52 RBI in 67 games shows he’s hitting consistently.  Even the 62 strikeouts doesn’t bother me so much as power hitters usually whiff about once per game.  What people may not have previously noticed are the 59 walks. Back in 2009, when Dykstra was still a top prospect for the San Diego Padres he only hit .226 but he walked 104 times in 125 games.  2010 and 2011 saw a return to more typical 1:2 (BB:K) ratios.  This year, he’s on pace to hit 22 home runs and walk 110 times.  This is no small feat and doesn’t seem to be caused by pitchers intentionally walking him.  I expect Dykstra to te...
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