Originally Posted by Daver
Joe Borchard didn't need help with power, he needed help with plate discipline, pitch recognition, and timing, thus my point that his post was laughable. The A's are no better than the Sox in player development.
The A's like people who walk. They develop guys to take walks. IMO, Borchard would have been better off had he been in the A's system. I remember hearing that the A's would thrive their minor leaguers to take however many walks or suffer the consequences. That has to put a lot of patience and discipline into a hitter, which would have helped Borchard.