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russ branyan??? he's not getting better, is he???

Postby killercars » Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:58 pm

tell me this is just a hot start for him, and everything i know about baseball isn't in jeopardy here...

do you guys see him doing anything this year?
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Postby thehat » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:02 pm

.250 vs. righties, with a sweet HR/AB ratio. He's Calvin Pickering, only a little thinner....although since Branyan plays 3B I rate him a little higher. 25th roster spot in a deep league, maybe.
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Postby Scooter1027 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:06 pm

I think Branyan is getting better. He made a committment to shortening his swing this offseason to cut down on strikeouts, although he'll still K a lot. His average will come down, but playing at or near fulltime as he is he'll hit 35-40 HR in my opinion.

Also, killercars, is that username a Radiohead reference by any chance?
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:12 pm

Scooter1027 wrote:I think Branyan is getting better. He made a committment to shortening his swing this offseason to cut down on strikeouts, although he'll still K a lot. His average will come down, but playing at or near fulltime as he is he'll hit 35-40 HR in my opinion.


Yeah, I have read a lot about him shortening his swing as well. It seems like he is making a dedicated effort to reduce his K total to get more PT. 30-35 HR is not out of the question, and no matter what the average, those are usable numbers in a 12 team league.

Of course, as a Brewer fan, I may be overly optimistic.

But what is not to like about a 462 foot HR? His first of two today.
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Postby killercars » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:17 pm

love radiohead...

nice catch...

with regards to branyan... i've got v. castilla at 3b right now in a ten team 5x5 roto keeper format.

is he worth picking up for the big nat???
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Postby crapshooter » Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:11 am

Branyan will give you home runs and let you suffer with his batting average. He has great power however, and is worth putting up with the average.
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Postby MaybeNextYear » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:44 am

before picking him up, consider that he will most likely be in a platoon and not start against lefties.
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