NikkiSixx wrote:Gomes just got himself into a mini-slump, and he broke out of it tonight. 4 bad games and you worry about him? No need to worry about Gomes, you will get your .275-.285 avg. with your 30-35 HR's out of him.
Couldn't agree more. He's not the hitter he was over the first 3 weeks or so of the season but he's not going to suddenly become a scrub either.
Also, just because you project a guy for 30 home runs and he hits 10 in the first month doesn't mean he's 'used up' 10 of his 30 home runs and will only hit 20 the rest of the way. If you projected 30 home runs to begin with then you expect him to hit about 5 home runs per month. If he hits 10 in the first month instead of 5 then you don't automatically downgrade his skills for the rest of the year. You still expect him to hit 25 home runs the rest of the way (5 per month) for a new total of 35 home runs. Ditto for Shelton...I had him projected in the low 30's in home runs so now I'd say he could end up in the high 30's thanks to a nice cushion from the first month. He still has low 30's skills...he just has a cushion to work with now.