J35J wrote:I think Barrett is what he is and that is exactly what he's done the last 3 years. I don't see him at this point in his career putting up much better numbers than what he's done the last 3 years. He seems to be limited with the number of AB's they give him as well which is about 50 less than the other top guys.
I disagree about Barrett. His periperal stats (OBP & SLG) have been steadily improving. He started to hit both lefties and righties very effectively. He was well on his way to having his best year last year, when he got hurt. he missed an entire month due to injury and it is worth it to remember that he missed another 10 games due to his suspension. It is completly reasonable to state that he would have hit 4 more homers had he not been hurt in the very beginning of September. Couple that with 1 more homer during his suspension period and that now brings him to 25.
I think that he is looking at a batting average that will hover around the .300 area and something to the tune of 20-25 homers next year. IMO, he will be quite the sleeper late in the draft.