From Know Your Foe (Rockies)
2009 AB HR Avg OBP SLG
Bill James 540 17 .320 .346 .500
CHONE 477 11 .283 .315 .426
Grant 520 13 .287 .309 .439
Verdict: I believe Bill James is too optimistic in his
projection, although Sandoval has the talent to achieve those numbers
in the near future. The Rockies’ pitchers need to take advantage of
his lack of discipline to avoid Sandoval from connecting with one of
his big swings. Colorado did well against him in 08, holding him to
just a .156 average, although two of his five hits were home runs. He
won’t hit as well in 09 as he did in 08 naturally, but the guy is only
22. I’m petrified of his potential.
We’ll talk in September.