Friday, September 17, 2010

Chris Johnson: More to come

Brad Mills had some praise for Chris Johnson, whom Levine notes would be on pace for about 20HR over the course of a full season:

"Because he is so young and his major league career is young, I definitely think there's more in there. In saying that, I'm not trying to put more pressure on the guy that all he has to do is hit home runs. Just continue to grow and get better.

Interestingly enough, by moving into the 5th spot in the lineup, that lineup spot has become the position with the 2nd-highest OPS. #5 hitters (mainly Chris Johnson, though there have been others, obviously) are hitting .260/.313/.417, second only to the #3-hole (.279/.351/.475).

Our lovely #4 spot - you know of whom I speak - is providing a .230/.282/.388 line, worst in the NL Central.