SpecialFNK wrote:i figured coming into the season that Abreu could run since the Angels do tend to run alot, but i was concerned with Abreu batting infront of Vlad how often he would get to run because Vlad tends to swing at anything and i wasnt sure Vlad would take a pitch when Abreu was trying to steal.
The Angels like to play hit and run, which means that even if Vlad is right behind Abreu when he's on base, he can get his chances. You're right, though, about Vlad not making great contact in those situations.
SpecialFNK wrote:i think the SB will be there, but im curious as to how any HR people think he could have? i would think 15-20 but not likely more than 20?
Angel Stadium is a bit harder for lefties to hit for the fences, especially when hitting it to right-center with the scoreboard wall and the night conditions. I'd be surprised to see Abreu hit over 20 unless he makes up for it away and I see him settling within the 15-20 HR mark.