Hitters worth being concerned about
We still don't have even a full month of statistical data with which to evaluate hitters, but in a general sense, if someone is showing so little willingness to take the occasional free pass while striking out at an alarming rate, then my interest level in their prognosis will wane. Go ahead, swing and miss a lot, as Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Upton are doing, but if you earn a walk from time to time it can work. If you don’t, it’s a harbinger of doom.
So, even before April ends, here are hitters with some truly ugly walk-to-strikeout rates and how playing time and fantasy relevance can and will clearly become an issue.