Originally Posted by mdccclxix
They mentioned he had an appendix out and we saw what that did to Dunn in 2011, maybe he puts it more together. 28 doubles and 16 hr ain't bad.
Which is fine.... but why not wait and see rather than just assume. Appendix out or not, Buckley struggled to hit all season long with the exception of one month. Every other month of the year he hit under .250. The one month he hit over .250? June. When his BABIP was .415 and he struck out 26 times in 82 at bats (with 8 walks). I just don't get how he moves up the list with what he did in 2012. There simply isn't any justification for it. A few guys ahead of him graduated. But the list also added Stephenson (who somehow wasn't in the MLB.com Reds Top 10 last year) and Travieso ahead of him.