I think Burrell is a good candidate to bounce back. Maybe not to 2002 levels: 96 runs, 37 homers, 116 RBI; but he won't turn in another stinker like last year.
My reasoning is that, for one thing, his strike zone judgement wasn't noticeably different than in the past.
2001: 1 walk every 7.7 AB
2002: 1 walk every 6.6 AB (his best year overall)
2003: 1 walk every 7.3 AB
2001: 1 K every 3.3 AB
2002: 1 K every 3.8 AB
2003: 1 K every 3.7 AB
He'll be 27 this year, which is a peak age. Expectations are lowered after last year. I'm hoping he drops in my draft and I'd look at picking him up late (my league doesn't use batting average but does use OBP and SLG as categories)
85 r, 30 hr, 90 rbi, 1 sb, .260 avg, .360 obp, .510 slg
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'