View Full Version : What are everyone's thoughts on Kyle Blanks for 2011 and beyond?

09-14-2010, 12:07 PM
While I know Blanks did not do so hot in his 100+ ABs this year in the bigs, perhaps he was just really bothered by that elbow. Do you all still think he has extreme power potential aka light tower power? I am in a keeper fantasy league with 40 man rosters and was thinking about grabbing him and placing him on my DL List.

09-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Who knows how he'll come back from TJ surgery. If you have the spot available, why not, but I wouldn't get my hopes up that he makes a huge impact next season. TJ surgery for pitchers is reasonable now, but I don't remember expected recovery rates for hitters.

09-14-2010, 12:19 PM
yea, I mean I don't expect much next season, but I am thinking about 2012 right now with him. My thoughts tell me that he is going to hit 30+ homers with an OBP close to .390. with a BA around .280.

09-15-2010, 06:27 PM
He's out for all of 2011 I heard. That's too bad because he'd be a huge addition to the Padres OF right now. Gwynn, Denorfia, Venable, Cunningham, none of those guys are names to ride home about.