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Geek wrote:The bottom line is that decent pitchers can get him out whenever they need to.
slomo007 wrote:I would love to have Wells on my team. The kid can hit, I don't see any Burrell in him.
slomo007 wrote:If you look at Wells' stats from last year, he only had a .246 average in April, though he did hit 5 HRs. He started heating up in May, and was really hot from June-September, but his best power months by far were June and July (8 in each).
This tells me that he could turn it on very soon, but the scary thing is that in the last two months the season last year, he hit a total of 5 HRs in 54 games (though had a .340+ average). So it looks like his lack of power has carried over.
I wouldn't worry too much though, if nothing else I have faith that he will hit with a very high average, and still drive in a lot of runs and score a lot of runs hitting where he does in a very good Blue Jays lineup.
I realize that most people didn't draft him to be a average/RBI machine because they want the HRs, but give him time. He's still young and will find his stroke. What you don't want is for him to think too much about his lack of power, and make up for it by swinging harder (like Burrell did). He needs to realize his strengths/weaknesses and use them to his advantage, whatever they may be, and only he knows that.
Geek wrote:slomo007 wrote:I would love to have Wells on my team. The kid can hit, I don't see any Burrell in him.
Trading him is kind of a moot point, because he and Huff have already killed my team for the year. Right now I'm just trying to decide if I should package him in a deal to upgrade my keepers.
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