When I look at the list you provide, the rank to the left of the players name is what class their team is, and not the player rank.
Looking at the 2020 list you provided, and looking at the top 10, there are more than 1 major player on their. (actually 5 total 50%)
Flip, Williams, Formosa,and Radich are ranked MAJOR? The leader (Kamaniski) is on the MAJOR WATCH LIST, and playing on a A team? I am sure if I was playing that team, I would not let the MAJOR WATCH guy beat us, I'd pitch around him and go after the young/new guy?
I know for playing as long as I have, I have seen pitchers challenge the new, up and comers more. If you have a "Major Watch Player" on your A team, he is just about major and sure pitchers would pitch around him more than others being he is well known/consistent?
The conference player interviewed was a pitcher, and their mind set is a lot more different than a watcher. They know the hitters, they know who is a tougher out, who comes up big, etc...I think that might also be what meant?
Your first list of guys with a 180 ab's, and unsure of their rank then, but you again don't share that rank to left of player is Team rank?
That original/first list you posted has 7 major rank players out of the first 11 (Williams, Flip, Montano, Riley,Fllod, Brungardt, and #11 is Reckart), top 11..most are major and leading conference in walks.
DW the interview was live, and short on time, and when myself or other player are asked questions, we usually respond without using deep thought to our meaning? There is no editing, no prompting, or notes to the answers.
I am unsure what hit a nerve from the interview to start this post. In good fun, I have read on this board how at times you can leave information out, dodge some things, etc..which I really don't care what you say, or how you perceive comments on the board; it what makes it go.
I hope Mr.Sad can go over and read/research information shared before (I did) making up your mind. That is why "Common Core" lessons are implemented into the school system, question what told, how do they know, and have a discussion.
Happy Mother's day to our special Mom's!
ps..DW..I think it is ok if you share the player, or where the interview is because It could use a lot more views (over 110 last I checked)
Maybe you can be a future guest?