Early indications are its going to be like a million infections per week all through the winter months. Who knows what MLB will do about ST, but MLB players will likely be first in line for a vaccination, so maybe they will play the full 162. Stands probably wont return to capacity until '22 at the earliest.
To do that, Puckett carried a BA of .318. How many active players with at least 1000 career PA have a BA that high? One - Jeff MacNeill, who barely crosses the 1000 PA threshold at 1024. There are only 10 active players over .300. So, I’m not really expecting that from Mountcastle. There are 28 players over .290, so that’s a bit more doable, though not easy.
Interestingly, Kirby Puckett #3 and Robby Thompson at #52 were the only two picks outs of the top 52 to ever become regulars in the 1982 draft. Only 5 other picks in the top two rounds even played in the majors.
I expect Mountcastle will be a really good hitter and an average first baseman defensively. I expect him to play few games in left field because Hays, Mullins, Santander and Diaz are all better defensive outfielders than Mountcastle. I expect Mountcastle will play some at DH.
Puckett had a career .318 batting average and got a major boost playing in the Metrodome, where he hit .344 at home for his career.
That's probably not possible playing at OPACY, but round that down to .290/.330 and I'll take it. And Mountcastle might improve his walk rate and increase his batting average & OBP splits.