Russell James wrote:He had 13 steals last year and did not play a full season. This year he is the Yankees Center Fielder so he is going to get his ABs if he stays healthy.
He was never not a starter last season. And honestly, he's not all that fast. I don't think he steals many more bases than he did last season. I think he'll be closer to 15 than 20.
As for power, he's not really doing anything differently this year than he did last year or the year before. 2 of his 3 dingers were cheap Yankee Stadium homeruns that would have been easy flyouts almost anywhere else. Other than that, he only has two extra base hits on the season. As a Yankee fan, I wish he was capable of 20 HRs, but I don't see it happening. I'd be (pleasantly) surprised if he hits more than 10-12 HRs this year.
bigh0rt wrote:Are you guys expecting him to get moved into the 1 or 2 hole in the lineup?
Barring injuries to Damon, Jeter and/or Abreu, I highly, HIGHLY doubt it. Damon's currently hitting in the .240s and he still has a higher OBP than Cabrera.