Has David Ortiz Turned It Around

by Steve Nitz

David Ortiz was a complete bust the first two months of the year. He hit .230 in April, followed by a .143 May and only hit one home run in those two months combined.

But he was a completely different player in June, hitting .320 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs.

But what Ortiz should we expect to show up for the rest of the season? Everybody knows he isn’t as bad as he was the first two months of the year. At the same time, everybody has hot streaks and I don’t think Ortiz is a .300 hitter at this point in his career.

I see Ortiz finishing with around 25-30 home runs and 80-85 RBIs. We’ll never see the same guy that was dominant from 2003-07, but Ortiz is still a productive player.

If you’re able to buy low on Ortiz right now, you would be wise to go ahead and do it.