Grounded Polo wrote:LloydChristmas wrote:Great season for a rookie, but I think he may be a tad over rated AT THIS POINT:
He's batting .281 up until tonight with only 3 HRs and 9 SB
The steals are where he really needs to thrive to be a valuable fantasy player. They're obviously a rare commodity and I don't see him being a huge runs, HRs, RBIs, or really even BA contributor.
I think a good season in the future for him could be:
I guess that makes him a slightly better Willy Taveras? (whom I guess is a quality player in some deep leagues)
Willy Taveras has EIGHT homers in over 2000 at-bats, McCutchen clearly has some pop. I don't see why he can't score 100 runs a year, he's their leadoff guy and has the wheels plus the green light to run as much as possible with their offense. McLouth managed 113 last year so it's possible. Runs/Steals are definitely where he's got to be an elite fantasy player and if he provides solid pop like 15 HRs, you basically described '08 Shane Victorino there and that's a 5th/6th rounder.
You're right. My estimates were absolutely best case scenarios and would place him somewhere much much better than Willy Tavares if they came true. I stand corrected. His ultimate success, like so many other fast-type guys, is going to depend on his OBP. If he gets on base, he will learn to steal bases and he will steal bases. It's just a question of how many.