Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie
Yep...their loss was Detroit's gain via Rule 5. He impressed me last year, but this year he has been amazing. I am sure it will even out, but I still could see him hitting about 35 HRs and driving in 110 runs or so.
I was expecting 25 home runs before the season started, but the hot start makes those figures you posted reachable.
The Pirates left him unprotected probably because he doesn't pass the eyeball test; he doesn't look very imtimidating when you look at him, but boy, he can rake.