Thursday, April 19, 2012

More Home Runs than Strikeouts

More HR than SO (2012)
A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox (4 HR, 3 SO)
Omar Infante, Marlins (4, 2)
Ian Kinsler, Rangers (4, 3)
Nate Schierholtz, Giants (2, 1)
Chris Denorfia, Padres (1, 0)

Nate Schierholtz struck out 61 times last year in only 335 AB, so it is surprising that he is here.  It is possible that A.J. Pierzynski or Omar Infante will have big power seasons, although it's unlikely (the White Sox would probably be happy with A.J. hitting around 15 again, instead of the 8 he hit last year).  Ian Kinsler could be a legitimate MVP candidate if he can raise his batting average back to where is was in 2008 (.319), and go 30/30 again and score a lot of runs.

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