saxeT1979 wrote:Who is Isanez?
I started to post that, too. Then I realized he meant Ibanez.
I don't list D. Lee, because while I don't think he'll keep this up, he's not likely to fall very far. I'm looking at guys who might be playing in the top 50 or 100 players, who I think will be ranked at least 100 places lower.
well, i expect him to finish this year with around .340 to .350 avg this year, and that means he's going to hit around .310 to .320 rest of the way. that's still good, but that's a huge drop off from .385 that he is hitting right now. if you can trade him for a .300 hitter with more history of power (manny), or power + speed (abreu), or shallow positions (soriano, tejada), i think you should.
also, keep in mind that derrek lee has around 50 runs and 50 rbis while hitting .385. there are plenty of players hitting only .300 that's getting 50 runs and 50 rbis right now. once derrek lee's average comes down, his runs and rbis are going to slow down, while the other players are likely to maintain that .300 avg all season. this isn't lee's fault or anything, it just goes to show how sucky the cubs lineup around him is right now. if derrek had been on the orioles this year and been hitting .385, i bet he'd have 60+ runs and 60+ rbis already.
lee's definitely a trade high candidate. not for anyone or a mid rounder of course, but if someone offers you a 1st or 2nd rounder, i'd consider it.
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