I think that he's definitely capable of recreating his 2009 success. Everything in his stats last year seemed like it made sense: batted ball splits, BABIP, K/BB rate....the only thing is that ISO and HR/FB rates were a little high, compared to the fairly pedestrian numbers he put up in the hitter-friendly PCL. If he gets his head out of his ass, I have no problem projecting .285 AVG with 25-30 HR and 100 RBI. The talent is there, the sustainability is there, but he just needs to seriously fix his plate approach. Maybe he needs a psychologist, or a nice, relaxing winter's break. If he falls to the 10th round or later next year, I'm buying.
Rocinante2: you know
Rocinante2: its easy to dismiss the orioles as a bad team
ofanrex: go on
Rocinante2: i'm done