Duke Silver wrote:I've been incredibly busy and haven't really seen much of anything. So can someone that's been paying attention to things fill me in on how Almora has looked? Obviously, his numbers look good, but is he actually making solid contact a lot? Is he showing any patience whatsoever? Any details would be appreciated. He's the one guy I'm most intrigued by heading into the season. I'm hoping he can be a pleasant surprise.
I've only seen the replay of his HR and heard a few tweets about him having put on some muscle and hitting BP bombs, but comparing his spring to last year might be illustrative:
2016: 47 PA, .244/.255/.311, 7/1 K/BB, 3 XBH (all 2B)
2017: 24 PA, .304/.333/.609, 6/1 K/BB, 4 XBH (2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR)
It'll be interesting to see if he's trading some contact for pop. I'd be on board with that, since he has so much room to safely trade K's for IsoP with his past K rate, and because that would help make it easier for him to add some BBs too.