chipper wrote:From what I heard, he came into last season about 30 pounds light after having some weird stomach virus for about a month. After the allstar break, he did hit .280, and his last 2 years with Tampa Bay he hit .290 and .300
Like the other guy said, 70+ RBI and 70+ runs scored is pretty amazing for someone hitting 9th (partially a product of the Red Sox lineup). Seeing as where you can get him in drafts, a line of .280+, 35-40 SB's, 70+ RBI and 80+ runs is great for your MI spot in the late rounds.
Well said. I would expect the SB's to top out around 30 but I definitely think he will be a more productive hitter this year, avg-wise, now that he's completely healthy. His first half last year was awful but hopefully he gets off to a decent start and stays healthy this year.