Syfo-Dyas wrote:Scooter1027 wrote:Beltran for me. 110+ runs, 110+ RBI, and 25 SB are excellent numbers. He's never been a big batting average guy, but a repeat .284 would be fine with me. I would like to see his HR bump back up into the 30's, getting out of Shea should help.
Beltran -- .284, 116 R, 27 HR, 112 RBI, 25 SB
I like Beltran but his avg was the highest by far since 2003, so I don't see him hitting in the .280s again.
And his power shows steady decline.
Is there any projection about the effect of the new ballpark?
I don't know that I'd say "by far". He hit .276 and .275 the two years prior, that's pretty close to .284. I'm not counting on a .300 average out of him. I'm looking for a a lot of runs and RBI, which should be a given in that strong lineup, and 20-25 SB is something that Hamilton won't give you. The power took a little dip last year, but he's only 31, he'll turn 32 this spring. It's not like he's going on 40. There shouldn't be too much decline.
It's close. I like Hamilton a lot too, I just feel he's a little riskier.