ensanimal wrote: ayebatter wrote: ensanimal wrote:
Ya, that went up quick. Still contemplating.
He's the one guy that could pull a CarGo in 2011.
Stop tempting me!
NL King - Who will be the Carlos Gonzalez of 2011?
Every year we scour the magazines, the websites, the television searching for the best, most undervalued, ready to break out player available in the draft! You want the next Carlos Gonzalez? This article is to focus on players who are not currently considered elite fantasy players but after 2011 could be one of the top hitters in the NL. Carlos Gonzalez rise in 2010 to become one of the best fantasy players in all of MLB doesn't happen often. While many people were high on Gonzalez for 2010, keep in mind all Gonzalez really had under his belt in the majors in a positive way was a strong second half in 2009 with the Rockies. Keep in mind Carlos Gonzalez final numbers in 2009 were 13HR, 29RBI, 53R, 16SB and .284 BA before last years monster season. Let's look at the candidates....
Opening Day Age - 24
2010 Stats: 16HR, 56RBI, 94R, 33SB, .286 Avg in 570 AB's
McCutchen followed up his rookie season with a strong campaign. In both years McCutchen has been in the big leagues, he has had a .286 Batting Average with a .365 On Base Percentage. Solid numbers for a young player and if the Pirates were any good McCutchen easily would break 100 runs easily. I can see McCutchen this season getting a little better which could mean final numbers of 20HR, 100R, 40SB and a .300 Avg with 70 RBI's. That's elite. Odds to Become Elite Hitter: 2 to 1