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Is Vinny Castilla underrated and hated?

Postby wavetide007 » Mon May 09, 2005 4:08 pm

He never gets any props despite his awesome stats last season (35 homers and 131 RBIs) and his great start this season... I predict he will hit .280 with 29 homeruns and 115 RBI and 100+ runs scored... is it just me or is he grossly underrated?

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Postby tomkatt » Mon May 09, 2005 4:10 pm

Vinny is solid. Gettin a little long in tooth, but should have a nice season.
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Postby zhutou » Mon May 09, 2005 4:13 pm

he is grossly underrated because he is out of coors. he is off to a fine start but won't be close to his numbers from last year.
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Postby jayman » Mon May 09, 2005 4:16 pm

I think this is a common misconception many people have:

If you think a player is bad, is getting lucky, or won't keep it up, you are a HATER. That's not the case at all.

A lot of people don't have faith in Vinny. He's porbably a nice guy and everything ;-D , but comon', the man has put together ZERO GOOD SEASONS outside of COORS FIELD :-t . Until he has a full great/good season outside of Coor's very few people are going to give into the possibility that he is not a solid by-product of the Coor's effect (and, no, I don't mean drunk :-D ).
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Postby tomkatt » Mon May 09, 2005 4:24 pm

jayman wrote:I think this is a common misconception many people have:

If you think a player is bad, is getting lucky, or won't keep it up, you are a HATER. That's not the case at all.

A lot of people don't have faith in Vinny. He's porbably a nice guy and everything ;-D , but comon', the man has put together ZERO GOOD SEASONS outside of COORS FIELD :-t . Until he has a full great/good season outside of Coor's very few people are going to give into the possibility that he is not a solid by-product of the Coor's effect (and, no, I don't mean drunk :-D ).


Didn't he have a decent season with the Astros a few years ago?
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 09, 2005 4:26 pm

He hit a lot of road bombs last year
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Postby looptid » Mon May 09, 2005 4:41 pm

Castilla OPS was .954 at Coors last season and only .774 away. Then, going back to his two seasons in Atlanta before that, you're looking at .771 and .616 OPSs. Before that, for his year-and-a-half in Tampa, his OPS was below .600. So other than playing at Coors field, since 2000, his OPS has only been above .800 for 122 games during his tenure in Houston.

He's not a terrible player, but I don't expect great things from him. Kind of like Burntiz now that he's with the Cubs.
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Postby pokerplaya » Mon May 09, 2005 4:47 pm

I think he is somewhat underated. He isn't a star at 3B by any means, btu he is too good to get off the waiver wire in a 14 team league. No one drafted him in my deep 14 team league that has both CI and 3B designations. No complaints from me. ;-D

I wouldn't be shocked in the least if he hit .280 25 85, or even slightly better. So considering he wasn't drafted in any league I am in (one of which went 378 player deep) he is a nice undervalued player.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon May 09, 2005 6:18 pm

He's OK but he had a hot start and it's still reflected heavily in his stats, just like Wilkerson. These guys won't have good BA's, but because of the red hot beginning to the season for them their BA's seem respectable, which they definately won't be at the end of the year.

Castilla started out hitting .386 with 3 HR until April 24th. Since then he's hit .205 with 0 HR in 44 AB's. Wilkerson is the same; .360 until April 26th, then .139 with 0 HR since then, in 36 AB's.

Both of those guys will kill your BA, so don't get too excited about them floating around .300 for now. The power should stay where it is or improve for Castilla though. He might hit 25-30.
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon May 09, 2005 6:21 pm

after castilla's stunning mediocrity in atlanta, i don't see why anyone would anticipate a big year in washington. he's had a good start, sell high if you can, otherwise have a good replacement lined up. coors did wonders for this guy, and his stats refelct it.
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