I remember feeling so excited about 2011, as soon as I heard about Vernon Wells coming to the Angels. Until I heard about his contract. Then I was optimistic, but not excited. Now, after I projected and park-adjusted his statistics, I'm slightly scared.
Originally, all I did to "project" Wells' 2011 stats were take his 162-game averages from BR and tinkered with them slightly, knowing he'd no longer be in hitter's paradise. Then I actually did park adjustments. And boy, am I scared now.
Originally, I had Vernon Wells batting .287, hitting 30 bombs and knocking in 102 runs, with an OPS in the mid-800s. Now, my projected/park-adjusted stats for Wells are:
The slash line is what has me worried. A line of .272/.306/.457 has me extremely worried, not to mention his isolated power rate of .185--which sits comfortably behind Bobby Abreu and ahead of Peter Bourjos on my complete 2011 projected Angels stats.
We really did just acquire Torii Hunter. And if it weren't for the batting average, I'd say we just acquired Mike Napoli. I am officially a little more scared about 2011.