Once again the CBS Sportsline prognosticators amaze and astound me.
Pre-season prediction for Christian Guzman Jan 21, 2005:
Guzman comes to Washington with a nifty $16.8 million, four-year deal. The former Twins shortstop will be 27 on opening day, making him due for a breakout season ala Carlos Guillen of 2004. Although he will be learning a new league, Guzman should now be considered a potential sleeper as a Fantasy shortstop. You have heard the story before: relatively disappointing shortstop prospect leaves, turns 27 and has a breakout year. Now, Guillen is stronger than Guzman, but the situations should be close. Age 27, the industry-accepted "prime," is a great time to be buying a player. Definitely consider Guzman as a sleeper option on Draft Day. (Updated 1/21/05)
Projected 2005 Totals WAS
618 AB 90 Runs 173 Hits 12 Hr 60 RBI 32 BB 15 SB 0.2799 BA 0.3192 OBP 0.4126 Slg
Currently on pace for :
484 BA 38 Runs 97 hits 5 HR 24 RBI 24 BB 5 SB 0.2004 BA 0.2377 OBP 0.2831 Slg
.237 OBP and 0.283 Slg