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Postby gmq » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:05 pm

Any predictions on stat lines for Arod? Hard to tell, but makes sense a big year is in the works with a dropoff last year.
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Postby Dark Knight » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:12 pm

he hit 2/6 on Sunday, and 0/3 today, so drop him :-D .
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:28 pm

Based on his home/road splits out of Arlington, last yr was completely predictable other than the SBs. I think he will run less this yr so:

115, 38, 105, 20, .285

Basically, as a top 3 pick Arod is overrated. Last yr he finished around the 10th best hitter, and I dont expect him to improve much on those numbers.

There is very very little chance he replicates his stats from Arlington - a place that inflated both his HR and BA totals significantly.
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Postby J35J » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:33 pm

I don't expect Arlington numbers either but an improvement over last year is a given for me. Arod is a great hitter Arlington or not.

.290 40 115 115 18
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:38 pm

J35J wrote:I don't expect Arlington numbers either but an improvement over last year is a given for me. Arod is a great hitter Arlington or not.

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thats fine - but where do you rank him? With the numbers you just projected for him, he would barely be a top 10 hitter.
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Postby donny23 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:40 pm

J35J wrote:I don't expect Arlington numbers either but an improvement over last year is a given for me. Arod is a great hitter Arlington or not.

.290 40 115 115 18


;-D Don't forget, he really struggled at the beginning of the year last year adjusting to the Bronx. I expect bigger numbers than last year, particularly rbi's. J35J's predictions above look pretty reasonable. I might even add 10 rbi's and a couple of homeruns.
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Postby donny23 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:41 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
J35J wrote:I don't expect Arlington numbers either but an improvement over last year is a given for me. Arod is a great hitter Arlington or not.

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thats fine - but where do you rank him? With the numbers you just projected for him, he would barely be a top 10 hitter.


I'd rank him 3rd still. Who would you have ahead of him?
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Postby bd3521 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:42 pm

.298 39hrs 115RBI's
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:45 pm

Beltran
Pujols
Vlad
RJ
Santana

after that it gets quite muddled.

Let me put it like this - I fully think Beltre will have better numbers across the board than ARod - again. However, because I probably could get Beltre and something else in a deal for ARod I would draft Arod ahead of him.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:47 pm

As for the argument he got off to a slow start - every player goes through some kind of minor slump every season - its normal and should be factored into all projections.
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