masterpinky0509 wrote:Jermaine Dye's career numbers tend to indicate he's a 275/25/80 guy on an average team. If you give him a little allowance for how the Sox are a good offense and bump him up to 100 RBI, that's still a pretty mediocre stat line. I was fairly sure JD Drew would outperform him this year and so far I haven't been proven wrong.
What in his career numbers makes you think of him as a 25/80 type player? In his full seasons he averages 31/105 which includes his time spent in the Oakland wasteland. In the launching pad in Chicago and as part of #3 AL offense last year its not too big of a stretch to expect him to be above those career average numbers. The .300+ average he held last year is the only part of his statline that was really all that out of place and expecting him to drop back down to the .280 range makes sense. Expecting him to turn into Emil Brown doesn't.
Dye has that big, long swing that tends to produce a streaky hitter when his timing is off. He had a great season last year and still had two cold months where he hit below .270 and he had a miserable start to the 2005 season when he was well below Mendoza. If you can snag him now go for it and enjoy when he gets on track and puts out his typical 7-10 HR and 20+ RBI months.