Yesterday, Allan Dykstra of the B-Mets was nice enough to grant me a phone interview, and we discussed a variety of different topics regarding him, his team, the organization and even a couple of his teammates.
Dykstra, now 26, is having one of the best seasons in the entire Mets organization batting .309 with 22 doubles, 18 home runs and 66 RBI in just 269 at-bats. But what really jumps out is his other-worldly .464 on-base percentage. I asked him if that was something that was important to him.
“Yes, definitely. Sometimes my batting average is not as high as I would like it to be, but I understand that getting on base is what’s most paramount when you want to score runs and win games.”
“I’m not going up there looking for walks, but at the same time I’m not going to swing at something I know I can’t hit because it’s too far off the plate. In that regard I’d rather take the walk.”
I wondered if this approach was something he picked up since joining the Mets or if this was an approa...