kab21 wrote:The hitters on those Blue Jays teams and the hitters on the 2013 marlins are nothing similar. I have already said that the Marlins this year are a special kind of bad and inflating your projections for the #1/2 doesn't change that at all.
How is predicting Juan Pierre having a .345 OBP "inflating" when it's his career OBP????
you may be very surprised by this...but 15 out of 30 of Stanton's at bat's this year have come with runners on base.
It's actually much worse for Stanton since it's an NL team and the pitcher hits 9th while Stanton hits 3rd.
Every NL team has a pitcher hitting ninth. And every NL #3 hitter faces this disadvantage.
You are still neglecting to acknowledge that he won't get anything good to hit with runners on base due absolutely awful hitters behind him.
Protection is a flawed theory. I don't really want to get into it, because it's a lengthy topic unto itself and there are many threads around discussing it.
The majority of fantasy baseball writers, columnists, bloggers etc. projected good numbers out of Stanton for this season. Pretty much all of them projected him in the top 20, if not the top 12. Did they just have a mental lapse and forget all about the lack of quality in the Marlins lineup?