At the beginning of the season I predicted 40 HR's for Carlos "El Caballo" Lee. In part just a hunch, in part thinking that Miller Park can be a hitters ballpark. It wasn't really an intelligent prediction, based on his career stats though:
year team HR RBI Avg
2000 CHW 24 92 .301
2001 CHW 24 84 .269
2002 CHW 26 80 .264
2003 CHW 31 113 .291
2004 CHW 31 99 .305
We're 3 games away from the half-way point of the season and Carlos Lee has 22 HR's and 72 RBI's right now (and this after a relatively slow start for him).....
Can he keep up this pace? Will he end the season with a typical Carlos Lee type season of 30 HR's and 105 or so RBI's? Will his 2nd half be a more typical "Carlos pace" of 15 HR's and 50 RBI's to finish with 37 HR's and 122 RBI's? Is this the case of a player developing into his prime now?