e hit 20 HR five times in 16 seasons, then hit 20 HR 3 of his last 4, which also had his 2 highest HR total seasons.
From 93 on he consistently hit 15-20 HRs a season. 94 (strike shortened) and 2000 (injury) were the only seasons he didn't hit 15+ HRs. Like I said before, going from 15-20 to 24 & 26 isn't much of a jump.
Maybe he was already juicing. It isn't a magic elixir that guarantees 20+ HRs. Or maybe after his 1st year in the OF he felt he was lacking in some areas?
Maybe, but if he juiced then it really only helped him hit a few more HRs.
Maybe he did? 1993 was his first 20 HR season and when he became more of a power hitter. Hmmmmm
Which was my point. If he juiced than it was probably early on in his career. That said, he never had injury problems which seemed very common in juicers. And this is the first time I've ever heard of Biggio being linked to steroids.
Biggio FB% numbers climbed those years he hit 20+ HR, while his HR/FB% also climbed up a bit its not that much higher than his career numbers. Sounds like he just tried to start lifting the ball a little more
He drew fewer walks as well. I think he just became a bit more aggressive trying to get to 3000 hits.