Absolutely Adequate wrote:He'll definately hit above .250, but he won't steal nearly as many bags. Playing in Cellular will hurt his value, I think. Why risk a stolen base when the next guy up could bunt the ball out of the park?
.270, 10 homers, 90 runs, 50 rbis, and 40-45 stolen bases.
He won't hurt you at all, but don't count on 70 steals, either.
I fail to see how he'll "definitely" hit above .250. Nothing he did in the minors ever suggested he'd be capable of it. He spent 8 years in the minors hacking away with mediocre seasons at best. I think it would be fair to call his rookie year anomalous and just move on expecting for him to hit for low average. It's the hit you take for wanting a guy capable of 70 SB. I don't think playing in US Cell will hurt his SB total, as I believe the Sox are moving to a running philosophy rather than a power one with El Caballo and Mags out the door.
That said, I hope he does do better. As a Brewer fan, I'll always like him for the rookie year he gave us, the excitment he brought to the basepaths, and for being the guy we flipped for Carlos Lee.