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Postby nuggets » Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:50 pm

Anyone have the info on this guy?

He is going 14th amung second basemen in ESPN drafts, is drafted 198th by mean and is owned by 95.8% of managers.

Is he a potenial starting 2nd basemen in a typical 12-team league or just a late round pick as back up for IF?
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:52 pm

He's an alright pick as a backup. Maybe he'll be a nice surprise but I wouldn't want him as my primary option. I think people are in love with the unknown. ;-)
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Postby Secret Avatar » Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:57 pm

Who knows? The reports from ST have been contradictory. On the one hand, reports say he is their 2-hole batter to start the season. But other reports say he's struggling in ST and may not even have the starting gig. I think anyone's guess is as good as anyone else's at this point.
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Postby nuggets » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:07 pm

The rotowire spin says "It'll be a shock if Iguchi were not the White Sox's Opening Day second baseman." and that he'll likely bat 9th
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Postby Secret Avatar » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:54 pm

The rotowire spin says "It'll be a shock if Iguchi were not the White Sox's Opening Day second baseman." and that he'll likely bat 9th

Actually, I heard just the opposite: that he'll bat second and Uribe will bat 9th. Since I own Uribe, I'd be fired up if he hit second rather than Iguchi.
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Postby io » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:57 pm

i own Iguchi and kinda biting my nails... he's defenitly got the goods (look at his PCL stats compared to Kaz and others) ... hes a real good gamble imo .. just gotta hope he pulls an Ichiro and not a Matsui in the first year
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Postby jpbusta » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:58 pm

I'm pretty sure Iguchi will be hitting 2nd when the season starts.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:06 pm

I hope he starts...he's my starting second baseman. I haven't seen his Japan stats. Is he more of a speed guy, an average guy, a power guy, or just a defensive guy?
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Postby jpbusta » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:12 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:I hope he starts...he's my starting second baseman. I haven't seen his Japan stats. Is he more of a speed guy, an average guy, a power guy, or just a defensive guy?


In 2003 He hit 27 homers and stole 42 bags.

In 2004 however, he hit 24 homers and stole 18 bags. :-?

He's always been famous for being the 30-30 guy, just like Kaz was. I don't think we'll get to see much of Iguchi's power this year, but we'll be able to get some speed out of him. :-)
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Postby io » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:21 pm

i agree, a little less power but more speed, and a really good avg (he hit 333 in 04 / .340 in 03) .. but he's actually kinda strange b/c before that he didn't hit for high avg but had more power (2001 he hit 261 with 30 hr, 44 sb) ..

i heard that Guillen wanted to bat him 2nd, maybe that changes if he keeps struggling in ST... but i think he'll wind up at the top of the order eventually
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