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Postby cordscords » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:53 pm

I traded Crawford for Pods and Wright 2 weeks ago, so he better have a good second half!
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:56 pm

cordscords wrote:I traded Crawford for Pods and Wright 2 weeks ago, so he better have a good second half!


That sounds like an excellent deal for you. ;-D
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:24 pm

he should be a little better than he has been in the first half, but i don't see a huge 2nd half coming. i think he'll be huge next year, but for the rest of this year, i'm not sure. i agree that he might be able to do better if he was moved up in the order though...
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Postby cordscords » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:31 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
cordscords wrote:I traded Crawford for Pods and Wright 2 weeks ago, so he better have a good second half!


That sounds like an excellent deal for you. ;-D


So Far:

Wright: .265, 6 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB
Podsednik: .289, 7 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 SB

Crawford: .318, 7 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI. 6 SB

Granted only 2 weeks ago, but still I feel unsure.
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Postby jblank » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:51 pm

zhutou wrote:
jblank wrote:He and Miguel Cabrera both are hurting my production with all the K's with men on base.


how dare you insult miguel. down with jblank. :-t


Hey, I love the guy, he was my 2nd rd pick, but Cabrera MUST stop striking out with guys on base. I can think of at least twice in the last week he has struck out with the bases loaded. Come to think of it, I think Wright did the same thing a time or two this week also.
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Postby Mets4Life » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:59 pm

Wright looks absolutely pissed everytime he gets out
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Postby rlee » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:31 am

If Wright can duplicate his first half numbers, it seems to me that his total year production would be right on target with most of the predictions I saw Cafe members make for him back in February, March. ;-)
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:54 am

rlee wrote:If Wright can duplicate his first half numbers, it seems to me that his total year production would be right on target with most of the predictions I saw Cafe members make for him back in February, March. ;-)


I agree. Seemed like general consensus was around .280-.290, 25 HR, 80-90 RBI and 15 SB. The average and RBI are about right, with HR and SB both being a little light (21 and 13). So he's close to what people expected this year. Not bad from a 22 year old in his first full major league season.

I admit I do expect a slight increase in HR the 2nd half simply as he learns the pitchers. I also think it would help to have him from out of the 7th slot. It seems to me he presses a little, especially with men on base, maybe because he feels like if he doesn't get the job done, #8 and the pitcher won't get it done. I don't know where to find his numbers from each spot in the order, but he just seems to press a little more from #7.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:04 pm

Here are the splits:

<pre>
AB BA OBA SLG
2nd 13 .385 .429 .462
5th 39 .231 .348 .487
6th 108 .324 .397 .574
7th 130 .262 .364 .408
</pre>
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:14 pm

Thanks. Seems to validate what I've seen when I get a chance to watch him - he just seems to press a little more from the #7 spot, which I can understand with his being so inexperienced. As he gets older, I'm hoping he realizes he just has to do what he can do and let the other guys do the same.

He does seem to be more selective in the 7th spot, which is good.
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