Ender wrote: Mugrila wrote:
Ender wrote:I think howard has his career year this season, so personally I think his chances are next to none. I would look at his mid season numbers as his normal numbers, .280ish AVG, 9-10 HR's a month. That is still premier numbers but don't let that huge hot streak cloud your vision, he will not play like this every year.
His first full season is his "career year"?
Interesting take to say the least.
He wouldn't be anywhere near the first person in baseball to have that happen. I don't think howard will have a year better than .313, 58 HR, 149 RBI. Considering how rare it is for ANY player in baseball to put up those numbers its not a huge stretch at all, especially considering he's going to be 28 next year, he's not a young first full year player.
Sorry, that came across stronger than I intended. (Seahawks had me in a bad mood.
) I agree with you to an extent. A season like he had does not happen every year. (Well it did for a while with Bonds, Mac, and Sosa but those days are gone.) Howard has more power than anyone in the game. He didn't have one hot streak, rather two months, May and August, where he hit 13 and 14 respectively. I think he has the ability to improve on those numbers in the future, but it is far from a sure thing.