Originally Posted by blandman
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.
If Viciedo can improve his contact frequency, it's likely that he will provide more power. His ability to drive the ball is not something that most of us worry about.