Apr 22nd 2008 1:00AM by Matt Snyder
Both of these guys came into the season with gobs of upside, but tempered expectations for different reasons. With one, we were worried that he’s still not ready to make “The Leap,” after having been teased by his potential the past two seasons. The other? Well, his team sucks. Really, sucks. So did you really want to waste a high draft pick on a guy that can’t win more than ten games? Judging from ADP charts, the answer was a resounding “NO!”
All of a sudden they have something in common: They are simultaneously making the jump from, “dude, he’s pretty damn solid, but … ” territory into the “This guy is a freaking monster!” zone. When you drop the “but,” the guy is ready to make an appearance on the ever-growing “New Studs on the Block,” list.
Welcome aboard, Linc and King Felix. Please bring your nasty stuff and power arms as you join us …Continue Reading