jimpage wrote:does anyone else think there is a glaring explanation for delmons dropoff the last few years?...wasnt he mr. super-prospect until right after they started testing for performance enhancing drugs?...i know there are top prospects that flame out all the time, but 59 hrs in just over 1400 MiLB abs compared to 16 hrs in almost 1000 mlb abs is hard to ignore...isnt his body supposed to develop and get stronger from 18 to 22?...he was slugging under .300 a week ago...its also hard to ignore the only pro ball player ive ever seen literally hit an ump with a baseball bat...roid rage perhaps?
There may be something to this - or there may not.
He has started hitting for extra bases a lot better recently (two triples in consecutive games) but he doesn't appear to me to even be thinking of hitting for the fences. I watch a lot of Twins games and I can recall very few if any warning track outs. Almost all his outs are via ground balls, or at least that's my impression.