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Postby AmericanShipbuilding » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:37 pm

Yes, SBs is a category in H2H, but if Hunter averages two steals a month for the rest of the year (generous, as he's got three total for all May and June), then he projects to be just as valuable as fellow Twin Joe Mauer, who also has three SBs in May and June (in roughly 3/4 the playing time). Those 11 SBs were great in April, but in H2H they mean absolutely nothing now.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:55 pm

Ahh, now I understand.

True, if he stops stealing the May SBs don't mean anything to you but hopefully you were starting him then and they won a few points for you.

I still think that it's just an injury acting up. The groin was a problem in early May and the report that Pogo pointed to was May 28. I hope that he gets over them soon and starts stealing again.

I love this quote from Torii:

News: Despite several ailments, Torii Hunter went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two RBI and four runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Arizona. "I got bone chips in my elbow, my AC joint is separated, I got a broke toe, hamstring, groin - you name it, I got it," Hunter said. "It's just the mentality. Some people have to be 100 percent to play; some don't."


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Postby nuggets » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:17 pm

The SB has been sporadic so far but this sounds good, " Hunter is a good baserunner who has learned to get great jumps on steal attempts, and the Twins' new, softer turf has been easier on his knees, allowing him to run more late in the season." Over the last three years Hunter has stolen four more bases post AS in about 100 fewer PA.

This STAT Inc profile sounds pretty accurate:

"2005 Outlook
If he can stay healthy, Hunter could become a 30-30 player who drives in 100 runs and raises his average and on-base percentage. The key will be starting quickly and maintaining his legs, and with the Twins' outfield depth, manager Ron Gardenhire can afford to rest or DH him occasionally."


Well he's off to a uncharacteristically good start. If he stays healthy you bet he can be Beltran like but this isn't encouraging:
News: Despite several ailments, Torii Hunter went 4-for-5 with two home runs, two RBI and four runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Arizona. "I got bone chips in my elbow, my AC joint is separated, I got a broke toe, hamstring, groin - you name it, I got it," Hunter said. "It's just the mentality. Some people have to be 100 percent to play; some don't."


His PECOTA weighted mean average is at 23 HR, 14 SB (got it!) .275, MLVr 0.065.
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Postby jjigglers » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:21 pm

This year, 10 of Hunter's 14 SBs came in a 12 game period.
Last year, 9 of Hunter's 21 SBs came in a 14 game period.

Streaky basestealer.
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Postby nuggets » Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:24 pm

jjigglers wrote:This year, 10 of Hunter's 14 SBs came in a 12 game period.
Last year, 9 of Hunter's 21 SBs came in a 14 game period.

Streaky basestealer.


He might me running only when healthy enough.
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Postby Octavian » Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:39 pm

I was able to grab him off the wire... some numbnuts dropped him about a month and some change ago... made my outfield Vlad, Torii and a Brian Giles/Corey Patterson platoon.
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