MinorityAuthority wrote:Sorry to harp on my point but last year he had:
10 HR 28 RBI and was batting .343
4 HR 22 RBI and batting .272
He has almost double the walks he had last year though, so he's being pitched around since his SO count is up. His OBP is actually higher this year than last year. It doesn't help his protection in the lineup was Blalock/Soriano/Dellucci last year, all <.275 hitters, and his protection this year is Nevin, who's batting .226. He needs somebody behind him so he'll actually get pitches to hit.
Son of a gun. Botts is in for Nevin and Blalock and Mench are hitting 4-5 today.
That is above average protection.