Since Roger brought up Tim Anderson's slow start, maybe the board CPA should audit Anderson's 2017 hitting statistics.

So far this year, Anderson has 77 balls hit on the ground, 85 in the air. Sample sizes too small to do anything. And if you want to split these even further by speed and trajectory, well then you have about a dozen groups with maybe 20 AB tops. That's not analysis, that mathematical masterbation. Sorry, but the KARK is all out of kleenex.

But since this board expects objective answers when the KARK puts on the CPA hat (as oppose to the clowns nose) let me point out that Anderson now has more than half the plate appearances that he had last year. The following jump out at me

1) didn't think it was possible, but walking less than last year.

2) also striking out more than last year

3) doubles and triples significantly behind last years pace

4) a noticable improvement in homerun rate

Gee, I wonder if the kid is just pressing and is swinging for the long ball more often than he should. Could the explanation really be that simple?!?!?!?

So far this year, Anderson has 77 balls hit on the ground, 85 in the air. Sample sizes too small to do anything. And if you want to split these even further by speed and trajectory, well then you have about a dozen groups with maybe 20 AB tops. That's not analysis, that mathematical masterbation. Sorry, but the KARK is all out of kleenex.

But since this board expects objective answers when the KARK puts on the CPA hat (as oppose to the clowns nose) let me point out that Anderson now has more than half the plate appearances that he had last year. The following jump out at me

1) didn't think it was possible, but walking less than last year.

2) also striking out more than last year

3) doubles and triples significantly behind last years pace

4) a noticable improvement in homerun rate

Gee, I wonder if the kid is just pressing and is swinging for the long ball more often than he should. Could the explanation really be that simple?!?!?!?