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Postby stumpak » Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:45 pm

Cano barely has potential for a .300 OBP much less a .300 BA. In fact, despite all the hype, he does not have a .300 OBP right now.

Could Wilson or Cairo have been any worse?
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Postby Philliebuster » Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:55 pm

I think that 2B is the thinner position as well. Lets look at it from a top 12 standpoint being that that is the average league size:

The way I see SS for 2005:
SS:
1- Tejada
2- Young
3-Rollins
4- Furcal
5- Reyes
6- Felipe Lopez
7- Jeter
8-Crosby
9- Barmes
10- Peralta
11-Renteria
12- O Cabrera

Honorables:Adams,Carlos Guillen, Lugo

My Rankings for 2B 2005:

1-Soriano
2-Roberts
3-Kent
4-Figgins
5-Utley
6-M Giles
7-F. Lopez
8-Cantu
9-Vidro
9-Weeks
10-C Biggio
11-Iguchi
12-Lugo

Mentionables: L Castillo, Polanco

The way I have em ranked, I would feel more comfortable being able to slide Figgins into the 2B slot, I think it is slightly weaker, and there appears to be more quality choices as backups, possible starter at SS.
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Postby AT » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:32 pm

NY Yankees Fan 2004 wrote:I think that they are both close, but one thing for sure they won't be as thin as they were coming into this season.

So many more options than last year.

for 2nd base..

Weeks, Cano

SS:
Felipe Lopez, Johny Peralta

I still think that SS is a little more shallow


You're forgetting how Barmes gets cut off at 2B and so does Reyes. Figgins gets cut off from SS.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Aug 26, 2005 3:37 pm

Lugo is a shortstop.
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Postby Red Stripe » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:47 pm

Id have to say 2b is a lot deeper and will even have the better top players. 2b will have guys like Sori, Roberts, Utley, Giles, Kent, Figgins, Cantu, and Weeks who are all definite top studs IMO at that position while SS really only has Tejada, Young, Jeter, Peralta, Reyes, maybe Barmes, and maybe Crosby. Rollins and Furcal are overrated, you can get cheaper steals than getting these guys in the 5th or 6th round. 2b has a lot more of the "better" players at hteir position than SS.
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Postby baseball6791 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:17 pm

Red Stripe wrote:Id have to say 2b is a lot deeper and will even have the better top players. 2b will have guys like Sori, Roberts, Utley, Giles, Kent, Figgins, Cantu, and Weeks who are all definite top studs IMO at that position while SS really only has Tejada, Young, Jeter, Peralta, Reyes, maybe Barmes, and maybe Crosby. Rollins and Furcal are overrated, you can get cheaper steals than getting these guys in the 5th or 6th round. 2b has a lot more of the "better" players at hteir position than SS.


I agree, like you said there are more solid performers at 2B than at SS, and SS has some overrated guys as well. With that said, the depth at both positions has improved greatly since last year.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:20 pm

2b and SS both are looking much better than they were a few years back.... a few years ago there was a few studs at those positions, but then it fell off big time,,, now the value is much more spread out.....






blankman wrote:The potential is all there for him to hit .300 with a ton of doubles and he's no slouch in the field either. I wouldn't worry about him losing his job.



:-? :-? u really consider cano to become a 300 hitter????
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:28 pm

raiders_umpire wrote::-? :-? u really consider cano to become a 300 hitter????


Anything less from blankman would be heresy. ;-)
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