Re: Shane Victorino
posted at 3/11/2013 1:06 PM EDT
In response to Alibiike's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to TheExaminer's comment:
He got that hit, but Adam Jones was the one who got the big hit, and Victorino has looked pretty slow at times with the bat. But youre right, he did look better in his last couple times up there. Hes still young enough to have a good bounce back year.
he's just getting in the swing of things.. most people think he is in a deep decline but it wasn't too long ago that SV was getting MVP votes.. we know he will give us GG defense, we know he is going to give us an edge on the basepaths, we know he is going to mash LHP. i'll take that, if he can give us decent numbers against RHP too he will be getting MVP votes once again..
Wecan't possibly know all those things. Based on his last two seasons, those things are doubtful.
over the last 2 seasons:
GG calibur defense: check
edge on the basepaths (58SB/87%): check
mashes LHP (.906OPS/1.032OPS in 2011/2012): check
so tell he how those things are "doubtful" to expect this year? the only thing that is doubtful for him is that he will have an .850OPS against RHP. other than that. you can expect all 3 of the aforementioned things to happen.