Originally Posted by mdccclxix
BP hitting second will be a boon, IMO. I predict 23 HR from Brandon, maybe more if he stays healthy and gets a few less starts to stay fresh. If Choo is on first, Brandon has shown an aptitude for hitting the ball the other way - second only to Votto. He is also the best option in late game situations, as I think he's better than any with an 0-2 count.
I agree wholeheartedly. It's one of the main reasons I think our batting order will be truly "transformed" by Choo's presence. Not so sure about 23 HR, though it possible. The main thing I'm expecting from BP in the 2 spot are lots of "battling waks" and base hits the other way with Choo on first, and a high BA and OBP out of DatDude as a result.