Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Pat Burrell 2009
For a guy who seems so streaky during the season, it's amazing how similar Pat Burrell's statistics have been each of the past four years. There isn't a single statistic that appears wildly out of line in any one year. That said, Burrell (who was traded to Tampa Bay this week) is likely to see a small drop off this year, as he will be hitting in a less favorable park, and is likely to see more tough pitchers in the AL East. Also, at 32 years old, he's beginning to enter the part of his career when a small decline in performance is somewhat likely each year. Expect a low batting average, and generally more of the same from Pat Burrell in 2009.