Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
His career OBP is 120 over his BA. He hasn't come close to k'ing twice as much as walking. That's hyperbole.
I'll take my chances with a kid who has an excellent minor league track record relative to position over a 37 year old catcher coming off a career year, who's an awful defender to boot. People are letting their love of AJ cloud their judgement.
Not only has Flowers come close to k'ing twice as much as he has walked, he's done it! Twice! In 2010 he had 121 strike outs compared to 55 walks and in 2011 he struck out 84 times to 39 walks. According to my calculator (and VERY limited understanding of math) that is a 2.2 and a 2.15 K/BB rate.
I will say that at this point in their respective careers Flowers is probably a BIT better behind the plate but it's not by much.