Originally Posted by blandman
He slugged .444 last year, with a .300 OBP. He had a WAR of -1.1. The issue isn't whether the numbers you provided would be fine, it's if he can get his OBP high enough to slug that high over the course of a full season. Dude (still) has serious contact issues. Maybe he just needs glasses?
I've never understood why people immediately cite this as a reason for hitter's struggles. The Sox have both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist available if there are legitimate concerns about a player's vision. If Viciedo were having difficulties because he couldn't see, it's likely this would have been addressed, as every player must submit to a physical exam (including a vision screening) during Spring Training.