What do you guys expect from Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt next year? They both had solid seasons last year, do you expect them to take big steps forward in 2013?
I'm expecting them both to have an extremely long leash, so I do think they'll have better years than last.
Watching the Giants bullpen like:
- “He runs meetings like a coach. Basically, I’m playing with a coordinator on the field. He’s a football God. He sees everything, and he sees the big picture of everything." - Frank Gore on Andrew Luck
- "He is as smart as Peyton, as accurate as Brady, tougher than Ben and as athletic as RG3." - Anonymous Head Coach on Andrew Luck
Belt I'm expecting to break out, but Crawford with only some minor improvements. I see Crawford more of a .690 OPS player.
I am hoping that Crawford can up his average and OBP a little and stay as impressive on defense as he was in the second half of last year.
Belt needs to hit for more power. I am hoping the Giants work with him this Spring Training and help him be more aggressive. His eye at the plate is amazing but I think it can get him into trouble when he becomes to passive and starts looking for walks rather than driving the ball.
The 2 B's have already won a ring! They are ahead of all! And of course they will only get better. Nothing to worry about. Plus reverend giving them lots of tips as well next year.
Crawford did well, but needs more seasoning yet I think. Hopefully he'll continue to improve himself (with the bat) rather than get complacent after last season. He was good (not great) but I'm hoping he pushes himself to jump to the next level. I think he has that potential.
"They throw the ball, I hit it. They hit the ball, I catch it." - Willie Mays
260 regular season games played combined and increased consistency.
I really need to see some form of power from Belt. He finally wasn't a complete waste at the plate but he has to show some power, homers, gap shots, something.
If craw can just hit a vey average .275 and show discipline and take walks, his defense is more than enough in my opinion.
Belt had the 6th highest slugging percentage and 7th highest ISO, so I'm not sure how we're measuring players' power now.