rain71 wrote:What do you guys think? I think he could be a nice sleeper this year. I could get him in my keeper league for Practically nothing.
I think he's going to be a nice surprise this season. He's got a few things going for him that should help him improve from last season:
1. A better lineup around him. Last season's lineup was, eh, how shall we say it..., not good. This season, the middle of the lineup has Rondell White, and if he stays healthy, could take pressure off of Munson and Carlos Pena.
2. The tough part of switching positions should be over with. He's gotten his feet wet over at the hot corner, so this season he'll be able to focus more on hitting as opposed to fielding (although his range at 3rd needs work).
3. Maturity/experience. Munson, as well as most of the Tigers, really struggled big time early on at the plate. If I recall correctly, his AVG didn't get above .200 until early May. He finally found a stroke and was doing decently before his season ending injury. Hopefully he can find that groove ealry this season.
All in all, I think he'll be a good bargian for power numbers, and possibly in the RBI department because many people will pooh-pooh any Tiger hitters. I wouldn't expect him to help with AVG, though, and definitely not in SB.
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