Do we have a good idea of what numbers are statusticakky significant in comparing OPS or WAR? Do either make proper allowance for K's? Boswell inisted that Espi was he victim of bad luck in 2011; as soon as his BABIP return to normal range, and "all" hitters make that normal reang -- about .300 or a but more -- then Espi would rocket.
His BABIP was about .297 by the end of 2011. Was about .320 last year. He struck out about 200 times, proving that your BA on ball in play doesn't help much if you put the fail to put the ball in plave 200 times.
Yes, give ESpi half the season to become a useful hitting. After that, we remind ourselves of the post that said Espin's only hitting weakness is that he can't make contact. As Ted Williams taught in 1969, "First, you have to hit the [maternal fornicating] ball."