Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 6/30/12
Brett Lawrie is finally starting to live up to the hype he had coming into this season. After hovering around a .700 OPS in April and May, Lawrie has an .870 OPS in June. This is especially encouraging because his BABIP and his HR/FB in June are not indicating that he may simply be receiving good luck. Instead, his entire approach appears to have been reworked, with a walk rate nearly double and a strikeout rate nearly half that of the previous two months. Additionally, he has increased his fly balls while decreasing his ground balls, suggesting that more home runs may be on the way. One cause for concern is that he has not demonstrated anywhere near the power that fantasy owners were expecting from him. This is evidenced by his 2012 isolated slugging being half that which he displayed in 2011 (.138 in 2012 and .287 in 2011). While the .189 isolated slugging he’s posted in June is a very respectable number, it does not seem that he will approach anything near his 2011 rate, at least...
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