Secret Avatar wrote:I think he'll start to turn it around. He's got a quick bat and a compact swing. His numbers last year showed what kind of hitter he can be. He's definately struggled so far this year, but a period of adjustment to a new team, new park, and new league was expected. I expect something like 300-38-110-110-5 with some upside for 320-44-120. He needs to settle down at the plate and stop swinging at junk pitches.
I agree with this. I dunno about the numbers, I'm not saying their wrong by any means, just that I don't quite know where to put Beltre right now. But I think coming into the season, Beltre felt alot of pressure to live up to the expectations of last year. I think he was trying too hard to prove those critics wrong that said he only played well because it was his contract year. Mix in a whole new league, ballpark, etc., and that can make for a difficult situation. I look for him to turn it around... just like he did on RJ's fastball tonight