jeffmerk wrote:Skin Blues wrote:jeffmerk wrote:I wouldn't expect Lawrie to have more value than Headley until 2015, at the earliest.
Somebody needs a regression lesson. Headley hit 4 HR in 2/3 of a season in 2011, a year that Lawrie hit 9 HR in a late season callup as a 21 year old. Headley plays on a terrible team in a horrible park for hitters. Up until the second half of last season he was barely a lock for double digit homeruns and almost a guarantee to be a sinkhole for R and RBI. Lawrie is a superstar in the making, surrounded by 4 extremely gifted hitters at the top of an excellent lineup, in an excellent hitters park. You're putting way too much stock into a 2 month sample amongst an otherwise mediocre 5 year career bereft of an OPS starting with a number other than 7.
Lawrie might one day become a stud but it's not likely to happen right away. Headley' could easily be traded to a better hitting situation.
Its not like Headley cant produce or hasnt, look at his road splits over his career. And in actuality his road OPS was higher then Miggy's last year, the dude can hit, hes just been stuck in Petco. Fences in, and in all honesty that lineup once Cabrera and Forsythe came up last year was a hell of a lot better, 100 games of Quentin and Grandal behind him isnt bad, and Alonso also started to hit down the stretch, then there's Maybin and Venorfia platoon, the lineup is better then most believe.
You dont drive in 115 runs in a bad lineup