How is Frenchy Doing?

Just a quick observation.

I don’t normally put much stock in spring training statistics; but, when a player says he’s planning to work on something, I pay attention. Last week, Jeff Francoeur expressed a goal of improving his walk rate. However, he doesn’t seem to be sticking to his plan. So far, he has one walk in 24 plate appearances, after earning his first walk yesterday. Scott Thorman, who normally makes Frenchy look like a disciplined hitter, has already walked five times in the same amount amount of plate appearances. Let’s hope that Francoeur is just getting a lot of good pitches to hit.

If you are interested in predicting Jeff Francoeur’s walk total, there is still time to enter The French God of Walks contest.

2 Responses “How is Frenchy Doing?”

  1. K-Funk says:

    If Francoeur had just one more walk, then he’d be ahead of his walk rate from last year, right? In other words, it’s WAY too early to be concerned.

  2. Mark says:

    Playing styles don’t change overnight. And hey, it’s only been a couple weeks of exhibition games. Frenchy may take more walks this year, but I don’t think we’ll see a substantial change until a month or so into the regular season.