Going into the 2011 season, Adrian Gonzalez sat atop my Big Board for first baseman. Yes, I had him above both Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera.
I look like a pretty smart dude now.
Gonzalez was also my preseason pick to win AL MVP, which wasn't quite as daring of a pick. He looks good to follow through with that, too.
Gonzalez got off to a mild start, but one opposite field home run over the Green Monster set off the new Boston Red Sox star.
He's hitting a scorching .337 with 78 RBIs but only 17 homers. Watch for a small drop in average to compensate for a big boom in homers.
Gonzalez is on pace to hit 26 home runs, but I absolutely think he's getting to 30.