Mountcastle is definitely going to have to walk a little more to be a true impact player. He had 10 walks over his last 27 games of the season last year batting .311/.381/.573, and obviously it is something he is aware of, so hopefully he can maintain that approach. That more than anything is why I wanted him to be called up in September.
Unfortunately he only had 14 walks the rest of the season. He had more walks in August than he had in May, June and July combined.
I suppose the last couple prospect threads have graded him out to average regular (50 grade), which would be about a 2-3 WAR player. Looking at guys in AAA with strikeout/walk issues, or IL MVPs... they aren’t star studded lists of players and most haven’t stuck. He has youth on his side, still time to work on selectivity.
Hopefully there will be games in two weeks which got me wondering if there has been any news in MASN covering games, will there be an streaming options and if not what about blackout restrictions. In our area we have the games blacked out because of mlb rules home area trying to get people to attend games. However with no attendance will those restrictions be eliminated?