Laean wrote:Pedantic wrote:Too inexperienced and too many K's to hit 40 at this point, IMO. Boy, fantasy owners can be a strangely optimistic group at times. I can't see Thome going to the Braves, either.
to be fair, he does walk a decent amount too though, like thome, dunn, etc, and not like morneau, etc. that said, i think it's more likely that he WON'T hit 40 next season, though i wouldn't completely discount it.
Actually he doesn't walk that much, defiantly not as much as Thome/Dunn. They both will walk over 100 times a year, Howard walks every 10 AB's or so ... which with 550 AB's would be around 55 walks. In fact, he is practically walking the same amount as Morneau this year and last year (once every 10 AB's). Add to that Howard strikes out more frequently, 1K every 3 AB's to Morneau's 1K every 5 AB's (roughly in the last 2 years).