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Postby nate128 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:29 pm

What's the deal with this guy? Obviously he is suppose to be a good hitter, but what should we expect out of him next season and the future? If he was traded for Sabathia he must project into a big slugger. He is also always rated on top prospect lists. I've heard 40 HR possible this season if he has a full-time job. Thoughts?
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Postby kab21 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:58 pm

My favorite comparison was Pat Burrell. Because of his K's and BB's he could easily end up with similar BA and OBP. In roto of course this means that he'll hurt you in BA and SB's while being a monster in HR's and RBI's and decent in R's. Great prospect, but possibly limited roto fantasy value at least in comparison to other top 10 prospects.
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Postby MaudDib » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:38 pm

40 HR would be his peak, not an expectation of next season. Very, very few rookies hit 40 HR. I would think 20 HR and 70 RBI's would be a good bet. Asking for much more and your are likely to be disappointed.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:08 am

kab21 wrote:My favorite comparison was Pat Burrell.

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