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Postby oukurt » Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:03 pm

How good can he be?
He is a huge x factor if you ask me. I would like to see him hitting in front of Grif (do they still call him The Kid?) for a week or two.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:08 pm

I think Willie Mo could finish with something around .265-.270/30 HR/65 RBI.

He's too inconsistant and not disciplined enough to finish with an average much higher than that, and he doesn't bat incredibly well with RISP to amass big RBI totals either. The Power is his real selling point.

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Postby jblank » Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:18 pm

bigh0rt wrote:I think Willie Mo could finish with something around .265-.270/30 HR/65 RBI.

He's too inconsistant and not disciplined enough to finish with an average much higher than that, and he doesn't bat incredibly well with RISP to amass big RBI totals either. The Power is his real selling point.

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Agreed. Just imagine if this guy could cut those K's down 15%. He definitely has potential and is very strong, but until he does something other than simply hit HR's, I am going to remain a bit cool on him. If he could become a .280 hitter and cut the K's down a bit, he would be something special.
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oh boy this guy can be sick like b-rob minus average, steals

Postby Frances The Mute » Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:25 pm

9 hrs in 87 abs? The dudes a beast. If he can stay healthy he could hit a lot of dongs.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:25 pm

How good "can" he be? I'd say that the best comparison for his potential is still Sammy Sosa, very similiar. The bigger question is will he ever reach his potential, which I think will only get better with every day playing time.

He has had days when he looks clueless, but then he has days like today where he is using the whole field and looks a lot better. Pena should of had another walk today (the ump blew an obvious call), which would of given him 3 walks in the last 3 games ... for him that is a step in the right direction.
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Re: oh boy this guy can be sick like b-rob minus average, steals

Postby ultrazero » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:40 pm

Frances The Mute wrote:9 hrs in 87 abs? The dudes a beast. If he can stay healthy he could hit a lot of dongs.



That is, excuse me, a DAMN fine avatar.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:03 pm

That is, excuse me, a DAMN fine avatar.




nice.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:06 pm

If he stays healthy he could possibly strikeout more often than Adam Dunn :-D

But seriously... he's Adam Dunn without the BB's. If he could ever form some semblance of plate discipline he could be a very good hitter. He's got a ways to go thoug, and his BA will suffer because of it.

EDIT for Hybrid: Yeah I saw that 3-0 fastball he took which was an obvious ball, but I wouldn't say it's showing his patience. The first 3 pitches he took were all well out of the strike-zone. It was like Davies was trying to walk in a run.
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Postby hybrid » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:55 am

LBJackal wrote:EDIT for Hybrid: Yeah I saw that 3-0 fastball he took which was an obvious ball, but I wouldn't say it's showing his patience. The first 3 pitches he took were all well out of the strike-zone. It was like Davies was trying to walk in a run.


Then you obviously haven't seen what he has been swinging at before the last few days. ;-) :-b
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Postby phunkadelic » Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:06 am

He is Adam Dunn with a worse average and way worse OBP.

His power is amazing though.
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