Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AGon Looking At 25.5 HR in 2013?

So says David Schoenfield of ESPN, though I'm not sure how Gonzalez is going to eke out that half-HR:

One of the key players of 2013 is Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. After ranking 13th in the National League in runs in 2012, the Dodgers are looking for Gonzalez to provide that second big bat alongside Matt Kemp.

But who is Adrian Gonzalez right now? [...]

So what to expect from Gonzalez in 2013? He still hit .299 in 2012 with 47 doubles. If he gets his walks back up, his OBP will climb back closer to .375 instead of below .350. But what about his power? The projection systems are predicting a few more home runs, but not above 30.

Dodger Stadium is a touch place to hit homers, but even if AGon can grab some clutch run-scoring doubles off the wall, I'd be fine with that. (That, and Carl Crawford getting to 20 HR for the first time in his career, right?)

photo: Luis Sinco, LAT