thedude wrote:There are only two guys in the minors (since Delmon was promoted) who could do it (have the tools). Alex Gordon and Justin Upton. Upton might never reach 40 homer power. And though Alex has the speed, i doubt the Royals will let him steal any more than 15-20 bases a year. Both are long shots.
I may be wrong but I don't think Gordon will ever steal 20 bases in the bigs. I think 15-18 will be his high and he will only do that once or twice. He is a fairly big guy with decent speed. His steals this year in the minors has probably more to do with his baserunning skills, his knowledge of the game and the fact that he is doing it against minor leaguers. I see him more like a 10-12 SB type of guy personally, but we won't know until he gets here.