by shortsavage » Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:30 pm
I agree with what most of the people have said so far; 40 hr and 40 steals is a reach.
It should be noted that Beltran only played 85% of the season last year and he is only turning 27.
If he would have played in 10% more games last year (a rough estimate of the games he missed with that April oblique injury), he would have hit 4 more home runs and stolen 7 more bases, given his respective rates in each category. That would have amounted to a total of 30 Hr and 48 steals.
Add in a few extra steals and Hrs because he could be at his peak in 2004 and a 35/35 stat line is well within reach.
Last edited by shortsavage on Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:57 am, edited 3 times in total.
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