More than enough reason for sincere pessimism too. AJ, Kipper, Frazier, and Damonte had a full summer to learn the system. I don't think any of those guys improved substantially from last year and Kipper is a lot worse. What makes you think the new guys this year are going to improve next year?
Individual stats are interesting but dont tell the whole story....I think we are a little closer this year to being a team that is greater than Sum of parts, which is progress.