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Postby tuff_gong » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:11 pm

i was reading something about cuddyer on espn today, and tristan cockcroft (who i think can be off sometimes) said its possible for cuddyer to reach 30 hr's and 95 rbi's. is there any credibility to his statement?
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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:15 pm

I like him his year a lot, those projections seem a lil high, especially this year, though he hit about those numbers in the minors.
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Postby TB13 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:03 am

If all goes well, he is capable of hitting 30 hrs & 90ish rbis. But that is probably the perfect scenario for him.
I actually like him a lot and am looking to pick him up somewhere late in my upcoming draft. He qualifies everywhere except catcher & shortstop. Great bench player for the year and may wind up puttng up very good numbers at a position like 2nd base.
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Postby looptid » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:26 am

I guess it is possible. I would think it highly unlikely. There are two big things in his favor however. At one point he was the gem of the Twins farm system, and after playing well in the 2002 post-season, many thought he would be the Twins right fielder of the future. However, the Twins can be stupid and stubborn when it comes to trusting their young talent (and do things like giving Juan Castro multi-year deals). Cuddyer has yet to play 50 games at a single position in a season. He has never been given the chance to play everyday for even a two week stretch. That isn't to say that was his fault. He has posted better numbers than guys like Luis Rivas, who unlike Cuddyer, has been given every opportunity to succeed.

I think Cuddyer will do well this season now that the Twins have wised up and are giving him the chance to play every day at a set position (though if Rivas continues to struggle and Tiffee proves he's truly ready for the majors, Cuddyer would be shifted to second). If he goes .290/.360/.500 with 20-25 homeruns I'd be thrilled.
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Postby TB13 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:45 am

[quote="looptid"]If he goes .290/.360/.500 with 20-25 homeruns I'd be thrilled.[/quote]
With his 2nd base eligibility, I would take that and run.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:00 am

I don't think he will do quite that well (30hr 95rbi). Though when he was in the minors he was usually compared to Tim Salmon, so in the future if he progresses he could put up those types of numbers. I just hope that the last 2 years haven't stunted his growth as a young player.
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Postby rich101682 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:51 am

I'm hoping he can go 20/20 from 2nd. He's the 2nd baseman for ALL of my teams, so if he busts, I'm screwed!
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Postby stumpak » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:41 pm

He really doesn't run well. I would not expect double digit SBs.
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Postby kev921 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:42 pm

those are high expectations (not impossible) for a younger guy. Not to mention that he is one of three new starters.
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