RawTalent wrote:Though are some freakin high numbers for without injury Aramis. I mean, .330, 45 HRs and 130 RBIs? That's basically calling him Pujols.
Yeah, those are extremely steep projections. He hasn't done it before when healthy so there's really nothing pointing to that it can happen. I can see the RBIs there maybe, the average is a little too high and he probably doesn't have those type of HR numbers in him.
Last year in only 547 ABs Aramis had a line of .318 99 36 103
If he was healthy and got around 600 ABs, his line last year would have been about: .318 109 39 113. And that was with a bad groin for a few months.
Before the season I projected him to hit slightly better with a healed groin (obviously didn't happen) as well as improvement elsewhere in the Cubs lineup (Patterson, Lee, Hairston) so he would get more RBI chances. Also he's getting into his peak years so a slight improvement in skills wouldn't surprise anyone.
Hopefully he'll get healthy eventually instead of following Kerry Wood's career path.