rotoquest wrote:It's silly to think that someone so talented will post clunker stats this year, but is anyone concerned about Braun pressing this year because he may feel he has something to prove? .083 batting avg during spring training is not very characteristic of him. I know the talent is still there, but he is human, and his bat is going to follow where his mind goes.
I think one of 3 things will happen.
1. He has an off year and people say it is because of the steroid thing
2. He has a good year and people say he was out to prove he wasn't on steroids
3. He has a normal year and people just don't talk about him.
As for Braun he has 12 AB stretched over 6 games, just not worth worry about at this point of spring training. Aramis Ramirez was 0 for 11 just the other day and now he is hitting .200, the samples are so small that 1 or 2 hits turns the stats around. Weeks, Ramirez and Braun have barely played this spring, I guess they plan on playing them a lot more heavily the final 2 weeks so they get their swings down.