In baseball, strikeouts happen. Every player strikes out, some more than others. But no player in baseball has been harder to strike out this season than Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki.
Entering play Friday, Aoki has struck out every 17.9 at-bats this season, by far the best in baseball, as San Francisco's Marco Scutaro is second at 14.5 and Miami's Placido Polanco third at 12.2.
Aoki is on pace to be the hardest player to strikeout in baseball since Jeff Keppinger in 2008, when he struck out every 19.1 at-bats.
"It's a discipline, it is a mental part, but it's just talent," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's hand-eye coordination. We've watched him now for over a year and our guys are still amazed at the movement he can have at the plate and still get the bat on the ball. He can be running out of the box and still flip the bat and foul it off."
Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner struck Aoki out looking to start Tuesday's game, ending Aoki's streak of plate appearances wi...