Mustangs989 wrote:Last year seems like a career year to me, even though he is 26 I don't expect his average to get up to .300 again. With that said he's still worth a roster spot unless there are less than 10 teams in the league.
I mispoke when I said he was a "patient" hitter; I meant to say that he has a patient [/i]swing (check the context of my sentence); he doesn't try to pull it like many free swingers do . He does like to swing at a lot of pitches, but that's something any stat head can figure out for himself. I'm talking about the talent that I see when he plays the game. He's a good hitter.
Last year was the first year Rowand wasn't a part-time player. So it's either a little fast to call his first full year in the majors his career year, or just simply obvious (Yes, it was his career year up to that point, since it was basically his FIRST year). That's the problem with stat people who just make decisions on players without seeing them play.