wake wrote:I tend to agree with you both. I'll try to avoid him in NL only unless an official announcement is made about him getting the sole starting job.
On a side question, does anyone know the average between a rookies 2nd half stats and their 1st? It would seem that splits would be more important for a rookie than a veteran because a rookie has an adjustment period to things like major league pitching, performing in front of a large crowd, and the pressure of being in the spotlight/holding onto their job. Are their 2nd half stats more indicative of next years performance than a professional player of 3 years?
Well I'm sure the 2nd half splits would be moer indicative of future performance. I don't know for sure, but it seems very likely. And I didn't mean to sat that it was a fluke in the second half taht he did so well, or that his 1st half splits were more accurate, but I was more trying to look at the whole picture instead of being selective of what stats and time frames to look at.
LaRoche could have a great year and hit 30 HR's, I really don't know. But I'd say it isn't very likely. He didn't show a lot of power in AAA, but he showed enough XBH ability along with plate discipline that I can see 30 HR power in the future. Just not yet.
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