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I'd REALLY like to see some evidence that power spikes in the early 30s.tomdoyle3 wrote:I choose not to address Yanks04's ignorant post.
What is unusual about Helton is that his drop in power started when he was 30 years old. The thing is, you see a lot of players go through a power spike in their early thirties, not the other way around. I don't know what to make of it..
NikkiSixx wrote:The thing is, I dont think we would be talking about his decline in power if he never had that stomach parasite that dropped him 15-20 pounds. You can lose quite a bit of strength with 15-20 pounds. I think next year you could expect 30 HR's. He still MIGHT do it this year, but I wouldnt count on it.
cordscords wrote:I believe a players peak power years are supposed to be from age 27-33. I heard that somewhere.
TheYanks04 wrote:15 Hrs from a round 3-5 1b...that is great value for all the Helton believers that drafted hin round 3-5. What happened to all those people saying he would hit 340 with 25+ HRs because of his "Great" second half last season? Where oh where has the power gone? Possibly the same place Tex's and Michael Young's and Beltre's have.
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