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12-13-2012, 11:36 AM
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And who's fault is that? Perhaps the "hitting guru" manager that has continually allowed Rollins to swing at the first pitch even though he's the leadoff hitter?
Contrary to what many think, working a count is a skill. Charlie can talk until he's blue in the face, but its hard to change someone's approach drastically when that's how they got to the big leagues. If anyone's to blame, its the organization. They continue to undervalue this skill, both at the upper and lower levels of the system.

And for all the flack Rollins gets, he actually has an above average walk rate.

EDIT: Looking at the 2008 lineup, they had 6 guys over a 9% walk rate: Burrell, Werth, Ruiz, Howard, Utley, and Rollins.

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