The SB has been sporadic so far but this sounds good, " Hunter is a good baserunner who has learned to get great jumps on steal attempts, and the Twins' new, softer turf has been easier on his knees, allowing him to run more late in the season." Over the last three years Hunter has stolen four more bases post AS in about 100 fewer PA.
This STAT Inc profile sounds pretty accurate:
If he can stay healthy, Hunter could become a 30-30 player who drives in 100 runs and raises his average and on-base percentage. The key will be starting quickly and maintaining his legs, and with the Twins' outfield depth, manager Ron Gardenhire can afford to rest or DH him occasionally."
Well he's off to a uncharacteristically good start. If he stays healthy you bet he can be Beltran like but this isn't encouraging:
News: Despite several ailments, Torii Hunter went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two RBI and four runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Arizona. "I got bone chips in my elbow, my AC joint is separated, I got a broke toe, hamstring, groin - you name it, I got it," Hunter said. "It's just the mentality. Some people have to be 100 percent to play; some don't."
His PECOTA weighted mean average is at 23 HR, 14 SB (got it!) .275, MLVr 0.065.
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