What Do Brauns Early Numbers Indicate?
by, 12-18-2013 at 11:34 AM (314 Views)
What Do Braun's Early Numbers Indicate?
Rookie Year (Rookie of the Year)
BB% - 5.9
K% - 22.8
BABIP - .361
OBP% - .370
2nd Year (All Star)
BB% - 6.3
k% - 19.5
BABIP - .305
OBP% - .335
His above statistical numbers improved greatly in the next 5 years of his MLB career.
Braun's Minor League Numbers (A - AA - AAA)
His minor league OBP% was outstanding however (.346 / .367 / .403)
Prospect "A" Indicators (Minors -A ball)
BB% - 5.6
k% - 20.8
BABIP - .304
OBP% - .319
*Prospect "A's" low OBP could lead us to believe he is unlikely to mirror Brauns abilitiy to achieve stardom.
*Prospect "A's" power numbers and similar BB Rate and K Rate could lead us to believe we have a probable star in our organization.
*Braun's ability to improve his BB Rate and K Rate at the MLB level - years 3 thru 8 show that adjustments can be made at all levels. How many of us would welcome Braun's Sophomore season despite the similar BB% & OBP% as prospect "A". Or would we sell high because the numbers show otherwise longterm?