I'm a Reds man - but I can't stand Boone. HOWEVER, if you need speed then you should take Boone. While his power stats may have been an anomaly, he still could give 15 hrs and 25 steals. If you don't have speed those 25 steals are going to be more valuable than maybe 15 extra hr's out of Hernandez!
the guy in front of me took boone... so the decision was easy for me... i took Hernandez.
As far as boone's power stats... i think he'll easily hit 25 homers because if you look at his slugging percentages he is more than capable of doing so... the only reason last year was the most he hit is because he managed to stay healthy... he could have topped 26 homers in previous years but he kept getting hurt... like in 2001, which could have been his best year, he injured his hand twice.
the real question mark with boone will be his steals, not his power.
Zoob wrote:Too true...The ball doesn't break much. I'd take Boone for speed and Jose for power. Jose, Charles, Jay, and Preston will have huge years along with the usual crew.
Everyone who's ever come here has had mighty big seasons...including Galleraga, Bichette, and Cirillo who was over .300 every year I think. They all wish they'd never left.
Not everyone succeeds at Coors. Of course guys like Bichette and Castilla put home/road splits in the mainstream. But Coors never helped Ben Petrick, Mike Lansing, Neifi Perez, Jeff Cirillo. Cirillos best avg, oba, and slugging seasons all came in Milwaukee.
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