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Yeah, I realize those numbers for Antonelli are almost exactly what he did at Triple-A last year. I think ’08 was a fluke and he’ll rebound.
Burke has drawn exactly 27 walks in each of the past three seasons. It’s like Adam Dunn’s homers, only who cares?
I hesitate to offer a guess for Cabrera because he hasn’t played above Low-A ball, but what the heck. I’m not sure how the Padres plan to hide that guy on the big-league roster all year.
The plate appearances on Eckstein might be low. I’m assuming he won’t be the starter by season’s end.
Adrian will do what he always does, which is be a stud while nobody is paying attention.
Edgar will slip from his rookie campaign. After disappearing toward the end of July ’08, he’ll need to make some serious adjustments if he’s to have a career.
Six players drew 25 walks or fewer in 2008 while amassing 600 or more plate appearances: Carlos Gomez, Jose Guillen, Cristian Guzman, Miguel Tejada, Freddy Sanchez, and Kouz. Despite this fact, I still think the guy can hit.
I can’t believe the Padres are going to run Rodriguez out there every day. On the bright side, he should be better than Khalil Greene was in 2008; then again, the same could be said of just about anyone with a pulse.
Those are my guesses; let’s see yours. Use the format PA, BA/OBP/SLG. We’ll cover the outfielders on Friday and the pitchers next week.