Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
I don't think pitch recognition is Viciedo's problem. He sees the ball well. His problem, like Vlad and Soriano, is that he has such a big hitting zone he tries to hit everything. As he matures and relaxes at the plate, he'll learn that just because you are capable of driving a certain pitch doesn't mean you should swing at it.
True, but what's worse is his lack of plate patience, which may not be so easily curable, considering how a similar free swinger in Alexei hasn't progressed with age. When you go 0-2 and 1-2 on nearly every at-bat, you put yourself at a considerable disadvantage.
This is why his average likely won't go over .260 and he's a sure thing for 150+ K's.