I dont think he will hit for a great average or anything, but is .270 really that hard to imagine? Hes looking good so far this year and has 13BBs to go with 12Ks. That aside i think most of his value over Howard is tied up in steals. Hes not the fastest guy but the Rays do send him a lot. He will get thrown out a lot but Im confident of 10 steals as a bare minimum. All things being equal Id still take Howard given the opportunity but its a lot closer than most people think. Gomes has posted an .883 OPS with a .270 BA over 412 big league atbats now. Thats a pretty good sample size, he might not improve but he wont get worse either. Howard has posted a .909 OPS over 389 ABs. Adjust them for position and it gets interesting doesnt it?
low average? I would say .270 at the absolute lowest, .300 is his ceiling.
.270 at the absolute lowest?
somebody needs to do some tweaking to their projections
Why? Would you like me to have the exact same projection as you on every player?
My projections are fine.
cords, wanna bet that Gomes hits at least .270 this year? thats one you will easily lose.
You have Gomes hitting .270, Dunn hitting .275, and Wilkerson hitting .280
It's rediculous dude. Next thing I know you are going to be swearing the Pena will hit .400
Johnny Gomes, not as bad of a hitter as you think he is.
Adam Dunn I have hitting about .260-.265 for his career, but I have told you for a while I think he will have a career year and therefore bat .275.
Brad Wilkerson, I figured he would hit .280 leading off in Texas playing in that ball park with that much lineup protection, he is off to a very slow start though, I hope he turns it around. I just really think that Wilkerson this year will end up like Burnitz going to Colorado in 2004, you would have called me crazy if I said Burnitz would hit .280 in '04 I bet.
I have Wily Mo Pena hitting .260.
So Im gonna assume you dont want to bet on the Gomes hitting .270 because you know you will probably lose that one?
Boom goes the dynamite. Despite the Batting Average arguement, this kid has got some power. As a Yankee fan living in the Tampa Bay area, all the sports talk radio hosts are extremely high on this kid. Granted, they are biased here in Tampa, but they throw around the phrase "30/30" with this guy alot. I am a little too pesimistic when it comes to the steals aspect, but as far as HRs, this kid could hit 40 before his career is over.
He's on all my teams, he helped me pull out a last day victory in my big money roto league last year.
I hope he hits 35 HRs, 15-20 steals.
P.S. Since you guys are arguing on the over/under of Gomes' batting average, he will hit exactly .270, so your both wrong.
Gomes his the DH and hitting an explosive .310
Being as he hit .282 last year in 350 at bats...I dont see why he cant hit .280 again.
Yeah he's a free swinger, but a good free swinger It doesnt matter against lefties or righties
flowbee wrote:Gomes his the DH and hitting an explosive .310 Being as he hit .282 last year in 350 at bats...I dont see why he cant hit .280 again. Yeah he's a free swinger, but a good free swinger It doesnt matter against lefties or righties
Now lets just see some stolen bases now
True, but probably the norm for most right handed batters. Since most people are right handed pitchers/batters, everyone gets used to righties, even if you bat right. The most dominance is seen in lefty-lefty matchups because lefty pitchers are not nearly as common, and the added deception of the ball trajectory coming in to a lefty. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]