He has been projected to be good, but was in a big slum in may, but as of late he has been on fire, hitting three homruns the last two days, including today. You think he will go into another slump, I peronally dont think so, why,because the mariners are heating up so he will get more at bats, and will produce,
flowbee wrote:Just check out his stats in Japan, they were huge, big time hitter over there, and now starting to figure out the pitchers over here
The Japan League is a notorious hitters league with small ballparks, so you have to be careful when you look at those stats. Just look at Kaz Matsui (as well as Ichiro, although he is kind of a freak, and Hideki), and you'll see.
True, but you cant discount what he did over there too much especially at the catcher position. You have to curb down projections your right but he can hit in the bigs thats for sure
Most Japanese ballparks aren't small anymore (unfortunately lots of new domes opened up in the last decade or so), especially in the Pacific League where Kenji played. But many Japanese clubs seem to use tightly wound balls which guys like Kenji and Kaz used to drive into the stands.