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Hidalgo or Mench

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Postby Jimbo OZ » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:35 am

LBJackal wrote:Hidalgo returning to 2000 form


I've heard this in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and now 2005. He might do it one day but he has killed many fantasy baseball fans in the past who were waiting for it.

I know people talk about him hitting in Texas as a huge advantage. It probably is but remember he hit in the Houston lineup at Enron/ Minute Maid without returning to 2000 form. Why is he likely to do it now.

Mench hit 26 bombs last year in about 80% of at bats of a full season. He is only 27 and is really on the way up. It won't be long into the season before he hits in the spot slated for Hidalgo.
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Postby jpbusta » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:37 am

Mench. I just can't trust Hidalgo to put together another solid season. :-[
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:46 am

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LBJackal wrote:Hidalgo returning to 2000 form


I've heard this in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and now 2005. He might do it one day but he has killed many fantasy baseball fans in the past who were waiting for it.

I know people talk about him hitting in Texas as a huge advantage. It probably is but remember he hit in the Houston lineup at Enron/ Minute Maid without returning to 2000 form. Why is he likely to do it now.

Mench hit 26 bombs last year in about 80% of at bats of a full season. He is only 27 and is really on the way up. It won't be long into the season before he hits in the spot slated for Hidalgo.


Don't get me wrong I'm not counting on much of anything from Hidalgo, and certainly not a return to 2000 form. MM Park is much better for him than Ameriquest will be. But the fact is that he HAS been that good so if it's going to be a bench player you might consider Hidalgo. I wouldn't, but I can see why some people would.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:05 am

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Postby ravenmad22 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:22 am

Ummm, Hidalgo batted .239 last year. I saw someone saying he could go .300 with 35 HR. That was good for a laugh.

Mench, he's young and still has upside, Hidalgo is super streaky, notoriously unpredictable and not a great hitter anyway.
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Postby GameOn » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:02 pm

I love Mench...but I think this is a no brainer, Hidalgo by far. Hidalgo has looked great in ST and he will definitely have a spot in the OF all year. Mench will miss at least a game or two every week because they are playing Matthews or Dellucci.
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Postby .38 Special » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:07 pm

I have seen a lot of projections for Mench, what does everyone think Hidalgo will do?
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Postby gabenterprises » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:46 pm

Yeah, why don't we see some projections here? Here's mine:

Hidalgo: 265- 90 runs- 20 HRs- 90 rbis
Mench: 285 - 85 runs- 30 HRS- 90 rbis
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:47 pm

gabenterprises wrote:Yeah, why don't we see some projections here? Here's mine:

Hidalgo: 265- 90 runs- 20 HRs- 90 rbis
Mench: 285 - 85 runs- 30 HRS- 90 rbis


Looks about right but I'd give Hidalgo a few more HR's. But that's pretty much what I'd expect from each of them.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:11 pm

Hidalgo. He's been freakishly inconsistent in the past, for sure, but when he gets his stuff together he is a monster. I think this is a year he puts it together again. If nothing else, he's now hitting in one of the best hitters parks in the majors and 5th in a stacked line-up. I could hit 250-10-30 hitting 5th for the Rangers. Certainly, he's killing the ball this spring, for whatever that's worth.
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