EL BURRO wrote:not sure i love this selection, but heres to a much improved TOR line-up and Brett Lawrie learning to hit the ball up and on a line, instead of down into the damn ground. pretty sure his GB% was around 50%+ in an awful 2012 campaign...he plays ridiculously hard and fast, which is why he's likely to have at least 1 DL trip -- he's still uber talented and young. with 600 abs, I could see a 85/18/85/ .275 /18 type line (with a lot more upside potential)
I like Lawrie a lot. I think he will hit closer to .290-.300. He hits a lot of line drives, and when he hit the ball hard last year, it was to dead center over the centerfielders head and a double rather than a home run. I feel like if he could turn the doubles to dead center into home runs to left center, he could probably live up to the hype that he generated last year. He needs to choose the times he steals a base more wisely as well. He has the speed, just lacks the decision making.