"He knows a strike from a ball, and what makes him best is during that actual period where he was absolutely raking, he was getting his fair share of walks," Kendall said. "He's one of the league leaders in base-on-balls, and that gets even more magnified when he starts producing offensively. Now, all of a sudden, he's 2-for-3 instead of 2-for-5, and he's picking up two walks, scoring three runs. That's what kind of player he needs to be — stay in the strike zone. Certainly a strong guy. He can fend for himself because of his strength.