Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Lance Berkman was a renaissance man. Last year he reached 30 home runs for the first time since 2007 and his .959 OPS was his highest since 2008. I credit this turnaround to him staying healthy, and, despite his age, remaining incredibly talented. His 2011 season was not a fluke because his plate discipline and batted ball statistics were generally in line with his career rates. The only factor potentially benefiting him was his HR/FB, which was near his career average, but a higher rate than he had achieved in recent years. Unfortunately his injury will limit his playing time this season, although I expect him to be a solid player in OPS leagues when he returns. He’s had a 1.000 OPS so far in 2012, with many differences in his underlying numbers, but I’m going to dismiss these as small sample size noise. For the rest of the season, I see a line of .390/.490/.880. Kevin Youkilis is technically not injured, but that’s not going to stop me from mentioning him in a post about injured p...
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