I expected a little power spike last year from Derrek Lee. It didn't really happen. In fact, I paid for his steals (like an idiot hoping he would continue to run) and didn't get them. So I'm a little bitter. But I think the increase in 2B+HR is a good sign and we may see a littlel power spike yet. Don't expect him to run much but bank on at least another .275ish, 30 HR, 90+ RBI season with a handful of steals.
Sexson is somewhat of a risk for 05. Popping your shoulder out while check swinging is really scary. The M's probably had him thoroughly checked out but you never know. I've heard people popping their shoulders after a similar injury who do not spend everyday swinging a bat. Also, he is moving to an extreme pitcher's park for the first time in his career. I've never seen Sexson hit cheap shots but... in his career, at home (CLE, MIL, AZ) he is averaging 43 HR/162 G versus 34 HR/162 G games in away games. Add in the fact that he is facing new pitchers for the first time. He is Derrek Lee with slightly more power minus the steals.
So, Sexson has three strikes going into 05 versus none for Lee. I'll go with Lee this season and probably beyond.
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