The "wait until the summer warms up" is lame, dudes. Tex hit for power right from April last year. Beyond that, it's already mid-June. It's HOT in Texas right now, I can assure you.
What is wrong with Tex? The answer is . . . I don't know. He could just be having a down year for power, or nursing one of those minor injuries that are never disclosed. Or he could just be in a very extended power slump. As was pointed out above, Mike Young has not hit for power either.
My best guesstimate: Tex and Mike Young are getting pitched around much more than they did last year. Tex already has more intentional walks than he did in all of 2005. With Soriano gone, there is less lineup protection. Pitchers are looking at Tex's power numbers and RBI from last year, and Young's fantastic BA and good power from last year, and saying "uh, PASS, I'll take my chances with the next batter."
I do expect Tex and Young to bounce back for more power. As pointed out, the have been hitting for average and doubles, so its reasonable to expect some of those doubles will turn into HR with a little more luck. But I think its unreasonable to think that all of those doubles will magically turn into HR once the temperature in Texas goes from 96 to 99 degrees.
My best projections as of now: Tex hits 285-24-100 and Young hits 315-15-85 for 2006.
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