OBPlover wrote:Stop right there, don't use strong Septembers as a sign that a player is going to breakout the next year.
Most major league players have streaks where they look awesome at some point during a long, long, season. IF they streak in September, people just assume they have hit a new level and will be great the next year.
Didn't Derek Lee have a great Sept 2009 only to fall apart the next year?
I remember back after Bautista's 2010 season debating whether he could repeat it, one of the things people would mention is that Bautista made a change in his swing or something back in September of the previous season.
I was hoping to find that player who could break out, that might be someone coming out of nowhere. not the typical player being hyped up for a break out season. not many would have predicted a breakout for Bautista.
maybe Chris Davis is another example, someone who broke out in 2012.