hot4tx wrote:One thing that I've seen sites neglect when touting Crawford's power trending up as he hits 27 is that many hitters not only gain power, but lose SBs as they get older and larger. Also guys in better lineups don't run quite as often. If Gomes, Delmon and Co live up to expectations he may not get the green light quite as much. So saying Crawford is a lock for 50+SBs in 2007 and beyond may be a little short-sited.
That said I still think there still is a very good chance (just not a lock) he'll get 50+ SBs and would be more than happy to grab him late 1st/ early 2nd in my 12-team 5x5 league.
Just wanted to throw that in there... that if we project increased HR's we need to project decreasing SBs too.
No wonder Ricky Henderson and Vince Coleman were limited to only 100 SBs a year.
Good point, but Crawford is SUPER FAST. If the guy can run, he's gonna steal, regardless if he has Pujols, Ryan Howard, and Manny Ramirez hitting behind him.