Cards07Champs wrote:joecahill wrote:Cards07Champs wrote:The AL hasn't seen him and hasn't started breaking him in with hard stuff then finishing him off with stuff outside the zone and outside. He has gaping holes in his swing that will be exploited and will be exploited soon.
Stop me if I'm wrong here, but Baltimore still plays in the AL, right?
He played 1/2 a season there before injuries and attitude got him a spot on the pine.
You really think that counts as being exposed to the AL?
If you want him, he's all yours, just don't be surprised when he tanks. Guess hitters with slider speed bats and a hacker's mentality don't succeed for long.
Even if he stinks, and bats .250 the way I believe he may, he's going to drive in 100 Runs, hit a fair number of homers with upside of 30 plus, and score 60 or so, the way he's shown the ability to do in the past, and has paced himself for (paced for 30 HR, 107 RBI, 56 R over 500 AB). He's batting 4th in a powerful lineup in a bandbox stadium. As long as his position in the lineup remains consistent, he should be a great fantasy player given what it cost you to get him this season, be it an extremely late pick or a free agent pickup.