Eightan wrote:Is it just me or does anyone else think his power numbers were slightly out of character...
he is the only consistant bat in the M's lineup. He is going to be again hitting behind Ichiro and Beltre with Sexson batting behind him. I don't see why he can't put up .285/95/30/115
how about because this is the first year in the last 5 that he ever even got close to those kinds of number... here are his numbers since 2002 which was his first season with close to 500 at bats:
2002 KC 70 24 103 .294
2003 KC 95 18 90 .294
2004 SEA 67 16 62 .304
2005 SEA 92 20 89 .280
2006 SEA 103 33 123 .289
as you can see, he had by far his best production this past season, and he had the same lineup around him in 2005. I'm not saying he can't hit around .290, but my question weas geared more towards his power output of 33 homers and 100+ RBI... I'm just wondering if others think that was out of character based on his past, or are we seeing a new Raul Ibanez...?