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Alejandro De Aza showed an amazing ability to smack the ball in a limited amount of time. De Aza had a .520 slugging percentage, four home runs, 11 doubles, 23 RBI in 152 at-bats.
Also, De Aza had a .400 on-base percentage.
These numbers might be outliers since De Aza had a .404 BABIP, which is considered unsustainable.
To be sure, one wouldn’t expect De Aza to put up a .920 OPS. He won’t put up Prince Fielder numbers.
The ceiling for De Aza is probably an .850 OPS for a full season. He may also be able to hit 20 home runs, but one wouldn’t want to make a solid bet on it.
Conversely, if his ridiculous BABIP from 2011 is a true indicator, De Aza might end up with much lower rates and power numbers. He just might have played so far over his head in 2011 that he could end up with a .310 OBP and a .380 slugging rate. That De Aza will hit 10 home runs is a conservative guess.
One wouldn’t set him for less than 10 since he plays at U.S. Cellular Field.
The potential is there for De Aza, but the possibilities could hit either end.