Be right about what? I said that's his upside. If all goes right, I can see him doing that. That being said, unless he stays consistent, Sledge will be right in there for at bats. Also, if by miracle, Nick Johnson stays healthy, Endy Chavez will come back up at some point to take the CF job back. Church and Sledge are both not natural CF's like Endy. Basically, the OF to open the season will be as follows:
1B Nick Johnson
If Nick Johnson gets hurts, Wilkerson moves to first and either they keep Church in CF and put Sledge in LF or they bring up Chavez (which probably would be preferred) to play CF and put Church or Sledge in LF.
Either way, unless a trade happens here or unless Church puts up some really good stats, I don't see him getting any more than 450 at bats. Too much competition for at bats. in 450 at bats, I see him more as a .285, 15-18 HR guy tops (once again, that's his high side prediction with that amount of at bats).
Dmville wrote:Donny, Please be right.