What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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he's not hitting like he was last year. was the 2010 season a "fluke"?
He's hitting over .300 for the month, but I would expect him to be hitting over .310 by the end of the season.
Hitting over .360 over two consecutive seasons is extremely difficult. It's even more difficult when day games appear to be affecting him more this season than last season. Last years days split was .286. This years days split is .111.
Anyways, hitting over .350 for 2 consecutive seasons is extremely difficult. It hasn't been done for awhile and the pitching throughout the league has vastly improved.
But I wouldn't necessarily call last season a fluke just because he's not hitting over .350 this season. I guess if you call that a fluke, then if the Dallas Mavericks don't win the NBA title next season, then this year's title win was a fluke.
Really, Hamilton played the first 2 months of last season very similarly to how this season has gone so far: he has shown he is one of the better players in baseball but has not looked like the best. He then had one of the hottest 3 month stretches anyone has ever had. I expect him to continue the pace he is on, as he has shown he consistently perform at this level whenever he his comletely healthy. Of course there is always the possibility of him going on a streak but I doubt it would be a 3 month long one like in 2010... That was seriously one of the greatest streaks of great all around baseball as I have ever seen... If anyone is capable of doing it though, my money is on Hamilton.
I wouldn't be surprised (if he stays healthy for the remainder of the season) for Hamilton to finish with a .310 AVG, 30 HR, 110 RBI for 2011...When he's hot there's really nobody better, I really believe he could crank out another 2010 season sometime before his career is over.
Of course he can...doesn't mean he will. But I agree that 2010 was not a fluke. He may have another season with a similar .359 avg but with fewer HRs...I think he will have a .300-.320 season with 40+ HRs before he's done. As long as he's healthy, there is just so much talent in him that I wouldn't be surprised at anything he does.
2010 was not a fluke, and that's not just the "fanboy" in me. Josh will hit .315 this year. He'd be closer to .330 if he could see the ball during the day. He's an absolute baseball talent and I'd take 3-1 odds he bats .340+ again for a season sometime in his future.
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