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All Shuck does is get on base.
J.B. Shuck is one of those guys scouts and fans love to make excuses for. He shouldn't play because he doesn't have enough power. He doesn't have the speed to cover center field. He doesn't have enough speed to be a top of the order hitter. He's never hit for average at any level. It's funny how people will make as many excuses for the players that can play and will excuse bad play from the ones that can't.
Here are the strikeout to walk ratios for Shuck since he entered professional baseball.
. . . . . . . . . .K/BB. . . . .Ratio
2008. . . . . ..34/35. . . . .1.00
2009. . . . . ..55/64. . . . .0.86
2010. . . . . ..72/65. . . . .1.11
2011. . . . . ..37/67. . . . .0.55
Now, to put these numbers in context, you should know the league average is two strikeouts to every walk, and the Astros average in 2011 was nearly three to one. This is a free swinging team. Shuck was born to lead off whether he is the second coming of Lou Brock or Lou Groza. He should be penciled in center field.