Stop it. Stop it. STOP IT! Stop clinging to the failures of Dom Brown and waiting for Rhys Hoskins to fall off into obscurity in a blaze of non-glory like Brown.
If you can’t tell that Hoskins is not Dom Brown, we are here to help. Rhys Hoskins has 76 Plate appearances as of this morning. In Dom Brown’s first stint with the Phillies in 2010, he had 70 total plate appearance. Close enough for comparison purposes.
Let’s look at some stats.
Rhys Hoskins: .297
Dom Brown: .210
On Base Percentage:
First Pitch Swinging:
After an 0-2 Count:
3-0 Counts Seen (as a % of PA):
Base on Balls Percentage of PA:
Strike Out Percentage of PA:
That should be enough at this point. Hoskins have a drastically different, more patient approach at the plate. Hoskins sees almost twice as many 3-0 counts, walks at twice the rate, strikes out at HALF the rate, and makes far more contact than Brown in his first 70 plate appearances.
Hoskins will eventually hit re-entry and level off, but it’s easy to see he’s a more patient and smarter batter than Dom Brown. Hoskins’ hands look quicker and his approach to his at-bats looks advanced for someone this early in their MLB career. Even in Dom Brown’s All-Star fluke season he struck out at a higher percentage (18%) and walked less (7.2%) than Hoskins first 76 plate appearances.
The eyes and the stats don’t like. Rhys Hoskins in not Dom Brown. Enjoy the kid and the run he’s having.
And, the kid is from Sacramento, California so he’s probably not a Dallas Cowboys fan.