Grounded Polo wrote:Didn't know about the 6.2 60 but BJ just always looks like such a natural on the basepaths and when I saw Justin in the outfield, he didn't seem nearly as quick as BJ to me, guess I was wrong. Either way, Arizona does prefer that Justin develop his power before trying to steal 30 bases. They want him to start running this year but it'll take time before Justin can become an effective base stealer when he didn't really run at all in the minors. I think he's more likely to hit 40 homers with a .300+ average than going 30/30, his power is ridiculous. It wouldn't surprise me if Arizona doesn't have him go any higher than 20 SB because the D'Backs don't just let their guys run wild on the basepaths, they've been in the NL's bottom five for CS in every season since Melvin arrived.
I agree for the most part, though I don't think the D'backs will really hamper him when he hones his base running a bit more. They let Byrnes run wild and Chris Young stole a nice amount as well, in the past I can't really recall them having much speed that they could actually use.