Originally Posted by lonewolf371
That's Pujols and Votto territory. I don't see him ending at .430; he won't have the OBP.
Probably should have worded it better; I think .430 is the ceiling for him, even with this amazing start (said .440 earlier in the thread, that was way too high). I don't think he'll end up that high, but I think it's in play. If he ends with the 9.3 BB% that ZiPS projects, and his BA is somewhere around his rookie year (.325), I think it's within reach. It's definitely much more likely that he ends up pretty close to .400.
I just realized his park adjusted batting runs above average is already over half of what it was in all of last year (16.8 so far, 33.4 last year).