I got this guy recently as a throw-in on a trade, and wasn't really expecting anything big from him... however, he's just been completely ice-cold. Stuff I read in the pre-season in Baseball Prospectus and elsewhere had him pegged as an up and coming star and basically said he should put up ok numbers even with an expected BA between .240 and .260 because of the power/speed combo.
Well, he's got what, 5 steals this year? he's on pace for 22 HR, 78 RBI, 83 R & .228 BA. He's basically no better than Jack Cust at this point.
Anyone think he'll turn it around? I've heard he's trying to hit homers too often which is resulting in K's and pop-ups and some have speculated if they place him at the top of the line-up and try to emphasize the speed & contact a little more that he might fare better... does anyone think AZ knows what they're doing with this kid as far as getting the most out of his talent?
I would drop him outright, but I guess I'm still waiting around on his potential, like a lot of his owners probably are.