sblinyy wrote: Tavish wrote:
WyldStallyn wrote:while he does have power, he doesnt have THAT much. especially as he gets older.
35 HR would be an older Ichiro. He could hit 50 HR a year right now if he wanted to.
So he chooses to not hit 50 HR?
In all serious, addressing this question, although not 50, a couple years ago, when he was at his prime ichiro could EASILY hit 30 homers a year if he wanted ,however, when he uses his home run swing, his whole mechanics change, and he becomes a low 270-ish hitter most likely, so Ichiro decided to utilize his speed instead of power, going for the Running Start Swing mechanics, and reaching base with a 400+ OBP clip instead of aa low 300's.