The Reds top prospect heading into the 2013 season is hitting .189/.256/.270 at the time of this writing (Tuesday afternoon) with a walk rate that is down significantly from 2012. The switch hitter is struggling from both sides of the plate, hitting under .200 as both a lefty and a righty. A natural right hander, he still looks a lot more natural from that side, but he has yet to draw a walk from the right side of the plate and has struck out 10 times. As a left hander he doesn’t look fluid or natural very often, but he has drawn 10 walks and struck out just 12 times from that side of the plate. So, what exactly is the problem with a guy who hit .311 last season?
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