Reader Blog: Fontenot
It's early yet but Mike Fontenot seems to be doing fine at the plate. His batting average in the early going is .333. This is much closer to his 2008 batting average (.305) than his 2009 batting average (.236). That being said, there is reason for concern. You see, coming into the season, Fontenot's return to form was somewhat foretold by his still solid peripheral stats in 2009.
So far in 2010, his secondary skills have been much worse than they were in 2008 or 2009:
Fontenot's production thus far this season is almost totally a Batting average on balls in play myth. He needs to increase his walk rate and power or else his overall production is going to tank once he goes through his inevetable unlucky streak.