All this swingin' and a missin' got me thinking: Has a guy that's played a full season ever struck out more times and reached a higher number than his batting average? While I don't actually know if that's ever happened, here are three Fantasy K studs that have come close to this dastardly feat:
AB - 448, BA - .179, K - 175, Differential = 4
Carlos' career started as slow as one can start. But now that he's "established" it's easy to see how much he loves to not make contact. His 35 point dip in batting average from 2007 to 2008 leads me to believe that he's closer to a .240 hitter than a .280 hitter. The fall from there
isn't too far.
This young man looks to be tall, lanky and 160 lbs soaking wet. I still struggle trying to figure out where his power comes from. Apparently, he just closes his eyes and swings as hard as he can. Going into his 3rd season after logging a .237 and .248 BA in his first two seasons, you can tell the force is strong in this one.