Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Quentin is (snap into Rob Lowe’s character on Parks and Recreation) LITrully one of the hardest players to rank (snap back out). He has the potential to be a top 10 outfielder, especially when power is down across the league, but injuries limit him. Over his four seasons with the White Sox he has averaged 119.5 games per season and has never made it past 131. It’s not good that you can’t count on him for more than 75 percent of the season and it’s why, despite his massive potential, you see him ranked so low. Oh, and it doesn’t help that his new home is spacious Petco Park. How much does that hamper him? We answer that very question right here.

Best case scenario: Nick Swisher (NYY)
Similar players: Vernon Wells (LAA), Luke Scott (BAL), Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)
Worst case scenario: Jim Thome (PHI) or gets injured for most of the season


Power. On a per-game basis, Quentin is an elite power hitter as he averages a home run every 18.49 plate appearances. That’s better than notable sluggers such as Prince Fielder (18.8), Alex Rodriguez (19.39), Miguel Cabrera (19.46) and Ryan Braun (21.14).


Injuries, batting average, speed. You know about the injuries, but did you know that since his breakout 2008 season (.288 BA) Quentin has managed to hit just .245?

ADP Report (189th overall)

This seems low for a 29-year-old player that could potentially finish the season in the top 50. However, we have seen him struggle for three years now with batting average and health so it’s time to temper expectations. Sure over a full season (670 PAs) he has 30 homers and 100 RBI written all over him, but that’s never going to happen.

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