Originally Posted by sullythered
Making contact is not his problem, at all. He is a .263 major league hitter, and hit .283 through the minors. He struck out a little too much last year, but he was nowhere near the league leaders. He makes a ton of contact, he just doesn't walk enough. His problem is patience, and a timing mechanism could help him with that.
Batting average is a poor evaluation tool when it comes to making contact. That doesn't tell you at all how good he was at making contact. The dude struck out in more than 20% of his at bats. He's Adam Dunn, except he doesn't walk at all (4:1 k:bb ratio, whereas Adam walks a ton) and he doesn't have as much power either.