Blue Jays 1B/LF/DH Ryan Noda is one selective guy at the plate.
Not only did the 2017 Appy League MVP lead the league in Average, OBP, and Slugging, he saw more pitches than any other hitter in the loop – interestingly, teammates Chavez Young and Kevin Smith were second and third, respectively.
There is some concern that his approach can be passive, and that sometimes he passes up some better pitches earlier in the count, but you have to love a guy that grinds out ABs like he did in Lansing’s game last night:
On the night, Noda was 0-1 officially, but reached base in all 5 of his plate appearances. Noda currently is tied for first in the minors in walks. He’s reached base in over 50% of his trips to the plate.