Scooter1027 wrote:Braun suffered an elbow injury last year that really appeared to sap his power. Prior to that injury, he had been raking and had been vintage Braun. After it, he went on a pretty lengthy stretch of mediocrity while playing through the injury. I think he's still a 30+ HR guy...I don't think we're going to see a .300+ ISO again like his rookie year, but he should finish .230+ again in my opinion. I have him down for .310/105 R/32 HR/110 RBI/16 SB.
he had been in a steady power decline long before any injury concerns arose tho.
i had this discussion recently in another thread and this is what was said:
when somoen asked me:
So you don't buy into the stories this spring about Braun having a power resurgence, due to a different workout regimen?
cs3 wrote:no i dont.
i DO expect him to hit more HR than last yr, but not more than 30, and i also dont think he will ever hit 20sb again.
his ISO (power) has dropped every single year since his rookie season (.310 .268 .231 .197) and his K% has also dropped.
while a decreasing K% looks nice, in conjunction with his ISO trend its a sign that hes becoming a different kind of hitter.
more of a contact/gap hitter than a pure power guy like he was his first 2 years.
hes trending to be more like hunter pence than matt holliday