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Postby wannabthechamp » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:06 pm

A lot of people had him pegged as a pretty good sleeper before the season and he just came off the disabled list 3 days ago. Could he be valuable as a guy only to start in Coors field? What kind of stats do you think he'll put up?
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Postby rlee » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:27 pm

I've made two different posts about Atkins here at the Cafe and have gotten zero response. I, too, am curious about him. I have Lowell in one league and have considered using Atkins until Lowell heats up, but I don't know enough about him either. Maybe you'll get some feedback.
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Postby matmat » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:30 pm

lowell better heat up soon. he is a first half player :/


as for atkins -- i am a little skeptical of the whole situation in colorado. they have a ton of talented hitters and not very many lineup spots to put them in. I don't know very much about what is going on over there, but it would not surprise me if none of the young hitters got a full share of ABs.

atkins is probably another one of those coors platoon players.
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Postby thehat » Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:59 pm

Atkins should be the everyday 3B for Colorado...for this season, anyway. You might see him removed late for defensive purposes if they have a lead.

His BA will likely be .300 plus. But you won't get much in the way of power, maybe 10-15 HR, and he has zero speed.

Another pick him up if you have room to platoon type.
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Postby stevethumb » Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:04 pm

thehat nailed it..nice ave hitter but defensive problems will cost him ABs..no power no speed..
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Postby RawTalent » Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:54 pm

One thing to think about is that it is Coors, and that Atkins has a big frame (6'3"), so might he find a power stroke in the thin air?
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Postby stevethumb » Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:58 pm

RawTalent wrote:One thing to think about is that it is Coors, and that Atkins has a big frame (6'3"), so might he find a power stroke in the thin air?
i doubt it..last year at aaa colorado springs he only hit 15 HRs..cbarmes had 16 and erick almonte had 17!! so he has been in thin air
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