Thursday, April 7, 2011

I think further explanation is required, Mr. Wallace

Brett Wallace said, in regards to the Astros lack of walks:

"Everybody can play GM when you look at a stat sheet. I think the whole on-base percentage thing is kind of skewed."

I would really appreciate some insight into this thought. If he means OBP is skewed because there's such a small sample size (we're 3.1% through the season), then I can handle that.

If Wallace is inferring that getting on base does not necessarily reflect a tendency to score runs, then perhaps we should hear more about this revolutionary thinking.

More:
"You definitely want to stick to a gameplan. But if I'm looking for a certain pitch ... I don't want to take it just to be selective. Once balls start falling you'll see the on-base percentage go up."

Brett Wallace, our very own Murray Chass!

3 comments:

Josh Powling said...

I wouldn't want him clogging up the basepaths anyway.

JC said...

"But if I'm looking for a certain pitch ... I don't want to take it just to be selective."

Maybe someone should explain to Brett that being selective means "waiting for a certain pitch."

He doesn't sound like the sharpest tool in the shed...

Jack said...

"But if i'm looking for a certain pitch ... I don't want to take it just to be selective."

I think he is trying to say that if he is looking for a fastball and he gets it. He will only swing at if he knows it'll be a strike or he knows he can rip it. He is trying to get the point of that if he gets balls he will try to get walks.