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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:37 am

mamorris wrote:If you own Halladay, er, I mean Lawton in a non-keeper NL-only league, now would be the time to trade him before the news gets out.
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Postby blankman » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:43 am

This is very unexpected. I don't know the answer, so can someone tell me how good Lawton is as a defender?

Tino really hasn't been hitting anything and Bernie has, so they needed to find a way to keep Bernie playing and I guess this is how. I personally would rather let Womack play CF though.
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Postby dannyolbb » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:53 am

Too bad Lawton can't pitch.

This should improve the Yankees defense, though, and maybe that's the next best thing at this point.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:54 am

blankman wrote:I personally would rather let Womack play CF though.


Hahahaha this statement had me rolling. :-b :-b
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:56 am

blankman wrote:This is very unexpected. I don't know the answer, so can someone tell me how good Lawton is as a defender?

From what I read when the Cubs traded for him he's an average-above average LF/RF. He has the ability to play CF although not very well. I didn't really see him enough as a Cub to get a nice read on him though so I'm just going off what I read when we traded for him.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:03 pm

blankman wrote:This is very unexpected. I don't know the answer, so can someone tell me how good Lawton is as a defender?



According to BP's fielding statistic Runs Above Average, Lawton was 6 runs RAA last year and is 0 runs RAA so far this season.

He is an average defender, but that will be an upgrade for the yankees.

One that that is worrisome is how bad he was in Chicago. It is a small sample size, and no one seems to be doing that great in chicago right now.
101 G With Pitt: .273/380/.433/.813

19 G With Chi: .244/.289/.308/.597

I do like this lineup quite a bit though.
Jeter
Lawton
Sheff
Arod
Matsui
Bernie
Giambi
Posada
Cano
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Postby blankman » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:09 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
blankman wrote:I personally would rather let Womack play CF though.


Hahahaha this statement had me rolling. :-b :-b


Ok...he runs the ball down like Bernie doesn't. That's good enough for me. Not to mention, in his last 3 starts he's 5/13 = .385 with 4 runs and 2 SB.

I'd like to see Kevin Thompson get a chance though. He's had a very good year in the minors and I understand he's got some good speed. He hits leadoff there with a high OBP, so he'd fit in nicely in the 8 or 9 spot this late in the year.
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Postby blankman » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:10 pm

Strasil42 wrote:
blankman wrote:This is very unexpected. I don't know the answer, so can someone tell me how good Lawton is as a defender?



According to BP's fielding statistic Runs Above Average, Lawton was 6 runs RAA last year and is 0 runs RAA so far this season.

He is an average defender, but that will be an upgrade for the yankees.

One that that is worrisome is how bad he was in Chicago. It is a small sample size, and no one seems to be doing that great in chicago right now.
101 G With Pitt: .273/380/.433/.813

19 G With Chi: .244/.289/.308/.597

I do like this lineup quite a bit though.
Jeter
Lawton
Sheff
Arod
Matsui
Bernie
Giambi
Posada
Cano


I don't like Lawton 2nd. Reminds me too much of Rally Killer Cano in that spot and he's simply not good enough to warrant the extra at bat a game. I actually like Matsui there. That way, there are 0 holes in the top of the lineup and he gets more at bats than a guy like Lawton.
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:11 pm

todays lineup


Derek Jeter, SS
Hideki Matsui, LF
Gary Sheffield, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, 1B
Bernie Williams, CF
Jorge Posada, C
Matt Lawton, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B

I dont like when they put matsui in the 2 hole. If i was a pitcher, id pitch around arod every time and face jason.
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Postby blankman » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:13 pm

Strasil42 wrote:todays lineup


Derek Jeter, SS
Hideki Matsui, LF
Gary Sheffield, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, 1B
Bernie Williams, CF
Jorge Posada, C
Matt Lawton, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B

I dont like when they put matsui in the 2 hole. If i was a pitcher, id pitch around arod every time and face jason.


But if they don't then pitchers would just pitch around Matsui. Lawton's not good enough to hit 2nd and he'd be a hole in the top of the order.
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