Re: Lester traded to A's
posted at 7/31/2014 3:02 PM EDT
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to bugmenot2's comment:
Harold Reynolds thinks that Cespedes could add 20 pts. to his BA by playing at Fenway.
Harold Reynolds rarely knows what he is talking about. People over estimate ballpark factors. Cespeds hits in a pitchers park, but actually has a much worse slash line away.
His career away stats are .248/.293/.443
His career line at Fenway isn't much better .252/.333/.333
I'm not saying it won't happen because the opposite happened with Lackey when he came to Fenway. The splits said he would struggle in Boston, but even in his first year he pitched much better at Fenway than he did on the road....but again my point is that we shouldn't just assume that he is going to become a monster at Fenway. A very modest uptick would be more realistic, but even then we won't know until he's here for a prolonged period of time.
If I had a nickel for everytime someone said "(Player X) is going to wear out the green monstah!!" upon Player X's signing ... that being said, Cespedes is going to wear out the green monster!!!!
Oh I'm trying to be optimistic, he could....he's still relatively pretty young so we shall see what will happen. But all things considered I think if he hits .260/.310/.490 next year with power, speed and good D I'll be happy.