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Postby CHESSTHUG » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:09 pm

8-o

With 14 ABs and counting he is batting .429 ...

he has 2 triples and 2 HRs, 4 RBIS, in 4 games ...

someone to keep your eye on?? or not??
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:33 pm

The guy showed some serious potential with Erie (AA) last year, hitting 21 HR in 462 ABs while increasing his BB/K ratio every year while in the minors. His speed is average, stealing 14 bases last year but being caught 8 times. This translates to a lack of SB opps in the big leagues. He is only 23 and has improved steadily every year. He is worth a look in deep leagues, especially keeper/dynasty formats.
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Postby RyanK » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:55 pm

well hes the tigers top prospect, only 24 years old, got a feeling im gonna pick him up in my keeper/dynasty leauge to see how he finishes the year...

It seems his power keeps increasing each year:
A 2002: 212 AB 3 HR 34 RBI .344 AVG 9 SB
A 2003: 476 AB 11 HR 51 RBI .286 AVG 10 SB
AA 2004: 462 AB 21 HR 93 RBI .303 AVG 14 SB

so he seems like he can turn into a solid major leauge player with 30 100 potential and 10 stolen bases who can hit around 300..

worth keeping an eye on
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Postby thehat » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:19 pm

Very nice prospect, and should get virtually all starts vs. righties. Good deep league non-keeper pickup, and a definite keeper grab.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:55 am

Cleveland Steamers wrote:The guy showed some serious potential with Erie (AA) last year, hitting 21 HR in 462 ABs while increasing his BB/K ratio every year while in the minors. His speed is average, stealing 14 bases last year but being caught 8 times. This translates to a lack of SB opps in the big leagues. He is only 23 and has improved steadily every year. He is worth a look in deep leagues, especially keeper/dynasty formats.
His speed is well above average, in fact I think he is the second fastest player on the team, behind only one of the fastest men in baseball Nook Logan. Stealing bases is not the only determinant of a players speed as there is much more to stealing bases than just being fast. After watching Granderson in a few of his first games on TV, I have to say I believe his speed is quite a bit underrated, likely due to the fact that he's never been a big basestealer. And it even looks like he has enough power to take advantage of Comerica's more left-handed hitter friendly dimensions. This team has been desperate for a potent left handed bat for quite some time. He has some work to do defensively in center, but otherwise he looks he brings a lot to the table that the Tigers have been lacking this year. I think this is a prospect who could surprise a lot of people, although his K problem he was having in Toledo could resurface and cause him some rough stretches (he had 112 K's in 94 games and only 38 walks).
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Postby AT » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:27 am

He reminds me of Carl Crawford. A lot.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:30 am

The Tigers are hoping he'll be a Bobby Abreu type for them in years to come.
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Postby Manfred » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:29 pm

Is he going to get allt he starts against righties for the remainder of the year? Det OF seems crowded
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Postby AT » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:35 am

Drunken Rhino wrote:The Tigers are hoping he'll be a Bobby Abreu type for them in years to come.


And The Yankees were hoping that Wang would be a Roger Clemens type for years to come. That boy ain't no Abreu, he's too small and steroids are illegal now. I say Carl Crawford.
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Postby garf112 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:09 am

He is not going to steal enough bases to be Carl Crawford or Bob Abreu. He'll hit like Jason Bay. He is going to fill out, and already has good power. I picked him up in my keeper league. I only had to drop Casey Blake, though.
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