Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
He's not bad.
He's a plus defensive CFer with good power that hasn't ever seen a pitch he won't swing at. The kid draws 30 BBs/season and is likely to put up on OBP around .320.
Even his power is somewhat suspect; Camden Yards is a nice hitters park and he only hits about 25 2bs/season to go with his 20-25 HRs; so it's not like he's hitting a shitload of balls hard - he just happens to end up with a disproportionate number of HRs on the balls he does hit hard.
The best thing about him is that he's going to be 26 next year. I guess he could take another small step forward and become a 30 HR/30 2b guy, in which case you can live with his bad on-base skills because his power is legit at that point.
But it's equally likely that he's just another Nick Markakis, but with a little bit more power and a lot worse batting eye.
Maybe they'll take Westbrook if he'll waive his clause.
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Originally posted by Logical
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