stumpak wrote:The guy had a .929 OPS two years ago and and .954 last year. That is a legit slugger.
People can say whatever they want after the fact, and I realize that not everyone was convinced that he was a round 1 pick. However, no sane person would have predicted this type of fall off from such solid numbers, which is precedented in the annals of baseball only by Adrian Beltre.
My bet is still that he has a good second half. If this does not happen, I would have to agree with the poster who said that it must be a hidden injury or the result of getting off of performance enhancers.
But Yanks04 is correct that even with a good second half, he would be one of the biggerbusts ever for the whole year.
This is actually much, much worse than Beltre. Beltre had one single season where he did massive damage at the plate. He's simply reverted back to form.
But, otherwise I agree. I don't imagine I'll ever draft him again. Even in the fifth round next year, I wouldn't be able to pull the trigger on him.