well...he finally put it together, now we just have to see if he can do it year out, year in. if he only had done that about 3 years ago, i'd be very happy.
i'm gonna disagree and say that he plays in a park that favours pitchers and not hitters. the great american ballpark doesn't cut down on the number of home runs, so i think it gives the impression that it's a hitters ballpark and with dunn in there hitting two homers a game make us think that each team can score 10 runs a piece each game.
lopez did have a drop off in the second half, but his september stats are encouraging. he was 5th in the major leagues in runs created among SS in 05, but because he doesn't have the track record, i'm reluctant about taking him early in a draft, but i do think he's a good sleeper pick, i'm just not sure if people will let him slip too far cuz he did have a very good year.
he only played 7 games at 2B, so he will likely only be SS eligible,