shhh. He's a bigtime sleeper still.
He has been making noticeable progress at the plate - especially with his discipline.
Yesterday he had a very significant AB: The Tigers were way up at the time 8-1 I believe, bases were loaded with 2 outs. He drew a full count walk. The fact that he didnt strike out or flail at a bad pitch speaks volumes about his progress over the last yr. He could have tried to be a HR mashing hero, but instead took what they gave him. If he continues to do that he'll hit over .275 this yr. 30 HRs are a given. With the lineup around him he should also see plenty of Rs and RBIs.
Dont forget, this is also his contract yr since his agent, Scott Boras, wouldnt even discuss a multi yr deal with the Tigers in the offseason.