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02-02-2011, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
17 HR seems light if he hits .278 with any pop in CBP over a 140 GP season. RBIs will depend a bit on where he is in the lineup... so can't worry over that too much. If he's hitting 5/6 for any stretch of the year, he should be able to pick up some good numbers... lower it obviously gets tougher since the bases get cleared out before they get to you.
I could see 17 HRs for him to be honest. It took him a long time to turn his doubles into homers in the minors. If it takes him almost the full season to get completely square on big league pitching it could sap his power a bit. If he hits around .280 I wouldn't complain about power as we know it's in there somewhere.

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