Dawgpound 1613 wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:At this point I wouldbe thrilled with some quality HR/RBI/Run numbers. He is down in every category.
Obviously what made him the Top 5 player was the speed, but even then I was expecting 110-25-100. His current pace of 65-18-80 doesn't match up.
I will ask, though, as I didn't watch him in KC - is he a consistent player or one prone to the types of streaks he had last year with the Astros? I.e. - any chance he'll go unconcious for two months (maybe not in SB, but in the other categories) and at least finish where many were predicting in regards to the other categories?
More than capable. Just a few examples:
40 RBI heading into July, after batting .194, .301, and .303 in April/May/June respectively. July saw Carlos bat .323 with 4 HR and 21 RBI, 20 Runs (and 11 SB), followed immediately by an August in which he bat .341 with 6 HR, another 21 RBI, and 18 Runs. He hit 5 Triples during that two month stretch, 6 doubles, and had 63 hits. His OPS for that August was 1.023; he also bat .320 after the All-Star break
.275, .252, .265 A/M/J heading into the hot months, with a total of 38 RBI. In July Beltran bats .297, 2 HR, 15 RBI (most in the season up to that point), followed by a .373 August where he smacked 3 HR, 18 RBI (the most that season, tied with September), 26 Runs, 12 SB, and an OPS of 1.052. Just for good measure, he bat .330 with a 1.022 OPS in September, with another 18 RBI, 5 Homers, and 8 Doubles. He was batting .263 going into the break, and went on to bat .358 after.
So, he's certainly capable of going on a tear, and it appears July/August are when he tends to go on them.