I busted my hand up pretty bad this afternoon, which makes typing a chore, so this is going to be brief. Anyway, about 160 of you have weighed in:
BA: .285 (.018)
OBP: .330 (.019)
SLG: .435 (.037)
IsoPa: .045 (.010)
IsoPo: .150 (.024)
(Note: "IsoPa" refers to "Isolated Patience", or OBP - BA, while "IsoPo" refers to "Isolated Power, or SLG - BA. For the rate stats, the standard deviation is listed in parentheses.)
In short: 84% of participants think Lopez hits for more power in 2007. A .765 OPS for a right-handed second baseman in Safeco is just about a star-level performance. The power is a point of contention, though, as there's a fairly high degree of variance within the data. Overall it's an optimistic data sample (and Lopez is only 23), but it's not without its skeptics. This'll be an interesting season to follow, if nothing else.