Hitters worth being concerned about

Khris Davis had a .392 OBP in his minors, but he's not showing the same patience in the big leagues. Scott Kane/Icon SMI

We still don't have even a full month of statistical data with which to evaluate hitters, but in a general sense, if someone is showing so little willingness to take the occasional free pass while striking out at an alarming rate, then my interest level in their prognosis will wane. Go ahead, swing and miss a lot, as Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Upton are doing, but if you earn a walk from time to time it can work. If you don’t, it’s a harbinger of doom.