San D wrote:I think Anderson's body is beginning to pull a Chipper Jones on him. he has been consistent over the years, but little injuries are taking a toll. His strength had always been a ton of swings and a .300ish avg, high 20 HR's 110 RBI's. Now, you're looking at a gradual decline. I would say .290 21 HR 90 RBI. Not bad, but I would keep Konerko and try to find another LF.
This is pretty much dead-on with my projection for GA next season. I don't expect him to play a full season, so I have a lower RBI total.....the power is still there, as is the ability to hit for average, it's just a matter of staying healthy for the full, which I don't think he will be able to do. I'm expecting less than 500 AB in 2005.