You guys keep pointing to his 2006 season, which looks more like a fluke than the norm. In 5 seasons he's hit over .271 just once, that was in 2006 when he somehow managed to hit .321
His splits aganst lefties every other year?
Total (including 2006) 248/293/433 in 670 ABs.
byfrcp wrote:What can I say... you're right about everything. He was just extremely lucky to hit .315 off lefties in '06.
30 HR, 110 RBI, 90 R, .280 would be as low as he'll go in anything. He has more value than you have intelligence.
He had a career high LD% (6% higher than any other year), BABIP (55% higher than any other year), and career low GB% and IF/F% in 2006. Lucky season or just a fluke, call it whatever you want but thats what it was.
So while I think NZ might be stretching it a bit saying 270-30-90 is his ceiling, it's not any crazier than saying 280-30-110 is his floor. Or any crazier than betting on Mauer's health to help Morneau's numbers.