baseballnewb wrote:Beltre is the 5th or 6th best 3B this year by my projections. Dodger stadium does not significantly reduce HR's, Seattle does in a big way. Also I am leery of one year wonders, if you honestly don't see how a player could put up those numbers and 'fall' the next year, look up brady anderson.
obviously its concievable that someone could have a great year and then drop off a cliff, so i'm not sure why you bring up brady anderson. if you're trying to make a comparisson, it's just not there. brady was never projected to hit 50, and people have been waiting for beltre to break out for quite some time now.
anyhow, the move from LA might hurt his homers a bit, but hitting in the seattle lineup will more than make up for it i would think.
the kids a stud and he'll be the top 3B this year and, IMO, for years to come.