makewayhomer wrote:I'll happily wager that Upton's SLG is below .500 this year with any interested parties
his SLG is ok, I didn't mean to say it was bad. MAYBE he'll hit 20 HR's this year. but thats not a lot of power.
What are you basing your opinion on?
age 19 - 2004 .471 AA, .519 AAA, .409 MLB
20 - 2005 .490 AAA
21 - 2006 .394 AAA, .291 MLB
22 - 2007 .508 MLB
He was clearly younger than his competition everywhere he's played in his career yet slugged well over .450 in his MiLB/MLB career at every level except for 2006 which was probalby due to his position changes.
Also, I watched almost every AB last year (thanks to MLBTV) and he has ridiculous bat speed, probably as quick as anyone at his age. As he grows and gains more experience, he will almost definitely hit for more power. The chances of him achieving .500+ SLG/20+ HR are much greater than not going forward.
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