Originally Posted by bounty37h
Who was it on here a few months ago that was talking about how bad and overrated he is?
Don't believe I ever said as much on here, but I thought the extension was a bit much for someone who has never been more than a 4.9 WAR player. However, he's definitely crushing the ball this year, as well as nearly doubling his BB%. I'm eager to see if he can put up a better UZR once he makes the inevitable move to 1B (maybe next year, since Fielder will be gone). Though his bat won't be as valuable at 1B as it is in LF, if he can play much better defense at 1B than in LF, his value could rise quite a bit. Of course, if he continues to post a .494 wOBA and 1.153 OPS (extremely unlikely, but .440/1.050 are definitely possible, as he nearly posted that in his rookie season), his value will be sky high no matter what.