j24jags wrote:mweir145 wrote:TheRawDAWG wrote:mweir145 wrote:TheRawDAWG wrote:You know what guys? Sometimes you little numbers and projections and saying a player is getting lucky just doesn't do it. Rios is killing the ball. Everytime he makes contact he drives the ball hard. He is in a zone and he's been there for 2 months. He was a great prospect now realizing his potential. His average is definately NOT lucky. He one a couple batting titles in the minors. And now he's added some pop because of a stance change and maturation. It happens ALL the time.
I personally can't see him keeping this up. And even if he has changed for the better, again, the lack of walks will catch up to him. His average won't stay this high.
I'd be more concerned with him not keeping up the power more so than the average. Like i said, he's always hit for a great average. He'll hit .335
He hasn't always hit for a good average. Before this season he was hitting .273 in the major leagues, and in the minors .293 (boosted by one amazing year in double A, everything else was pretty lackluster).
This is my projection right now for his year end stats:
.315, 20 HR, 80 RBIs, 90 R, and about 15 SB. Still very good, but I'm just not sold on him yet.
Wow. He is on pace to soar past those
"On pace" what bs. Sure chris shelton was on pace for over 100 hr at the beginning of the season, Pujols is on pace for like 82, they wont hit these numbers. Just because Rios is hitting .350 1/3rd through the season doesnt mean hes gonna keep it up. He has nothing in his baseball career to indicate that, he was terrible last year. Just be happy with those numbers, but even i think they could be a little high, especially the .315 avg. I see him going through some big slumps the rest of the way.