Maximum impact sluggers

By the Numbers: Al Melchior

This is just a solid bit of analysis of power hitters we don’t know for next year. Or, like Chris Davis, who we think we know too well.

According to former BaseballHQer Melchior, Davis should be fine but not great, and you shouldn’t overlook all those strike outs (he shows you why).

Good stuff, though you shouldn’t overrely on strikeout rates to gauge future performance. Still, youngsters who fail to make contact have a lot of things they have to improve if they’re going to be successful the second time round the league. Most, as Al points out, don’t make it.