Thought this might be helpful to get people thinking of players who could be had cheap due to slow 1st half performances or sold high due to awesome 1st half starts. I was trying to think of some and would like to hear who others are targeting for big 2nd half explosions or implosions. Also those who are having a bad 1st half and might not see it get better 2nd half.
Some I were considering for a nice big half-
Delgado- He's had a rough season. But with Toronto being pretty much a disappointment this year I'd expect when he comes back to be more relaxed and just try and have a strong 2nd half. Wells will be back soon to and he's been swinging a very hot bat until the injury so that will help him as well.
A.Huff- If you look over the past couple of years he seems to do much better 2nd half than 1st. And I don't see why this can't happen again. He's been swinging alot better the past 2 months and the whole T.B. team has been playing much better. Expect good things from him.
Some I think might be headed for an implosion-
Sean Casey- He's already near his career high in HR set in '99. He's always seemed to have some nagging injuries that jump up on him that cause him to decline. And his numbers seem to decline dramatically as the season wears on.. probably due to some of those injuries. And as I was looking over him I saw he left Friday's game with a hamstring injury.
Melvin Mora- This one hurts for me to say because I own him. But I can't ignore that over his last 3 yrs averages that his BA dips almost 100 pts from 1st to 2nd half! Injuries hampered him end of last season after his awesome start. This season appears it may be headed in the same direction now.
Some who are struggling already and may not get better-
Andruw Jones- No where near what anyone would expect him to be and his numbers show he only gets worse in the 2nd half. Both BA and HR's dip quite a bit 2nd half.
Bret Boone- Very bad 1st half for him. Whatever seems to be the problem, it doesn't appear to be getting better anytime soon. Only thing thats probably keeping him on a lot of teams is the fact that July,August,September months he seems to do much better. Batting over .330 the past 3 years in the month of Sept. But last years stats showed he declined pretty big in the 2nd half. As he only batted .267 with 11 HR's the rest of the way.
Now, I turn it over to everyone else. I'd like to see why people think some may explode or implode.