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Postby Scooter1027 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:50 pm

I'm targeting Rickie Weeks as a breakout candidate. Don't be fooled by his .245ish average -- he's a rook playing with a torn ligament in his thumb. He's a hitter, he will be a .285-.315 type in his career. Add the 25-30 HR power and the 35-40 SB speed, and he'll be huge in time. It may just come next year.

1. CF Brady Clark
2. SS JJ Hardy
3. 2B Rickie Weeks
4. LF Carlos Lee
5. RF Geoff Jenkins
6. 1B Prince Fielder
7. 3B Bill Hall/Russ Branyan
8. C Damian Miller

A 2006 lineup to excite any Brewer fan :-D
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Postby Pedantic » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:56 pm

stevethumb wrote:
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Havok1517 wrote:Aaron Boone maybe 30X30


Oh my God. Planning on drafting him and Oliver Perez one and two next year? :-D

Victor Diaz is not Lil' Manny. Not even close. I hope no one drafts him with those kinds of expectations. Don't get me wrong, I think he may be useful and all, but he's nowhere near that caliber of a hitter. I bet Ryan Klesko outperforms him next year. Seriously.
.....i'll take that bet..klesko is done...as anyone who has owned him the last 2 years will attest...i am not saying vdiaz is gonna go .320 40-130 but given 150 games he will easily be .290 25-90...the l'il manny is still a l'il way down the road..after all, he is just 23 yo


Easily? I think far from easily. Hell, Morneau couldn't get there this season, and he's a much better hitter and prospect than Diaz. Every player was once young. That doesn't mean they'll all turn out to be studs.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:06 pm

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Postby LooseCannon » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:55 pm

bigken117 wrote:Breakout -
Next year Eric Chavez has an Andruw Jones slash Derrek Lee type breakout season.


I heard he's getting shoulder surgery.. that won't help.


Huff is one of my candidates and Hardne, too.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:54 pm

Pedantic wrote:
stevethumb wrote:
Pedantic wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:Aaron Boone maybe 30X30


Oh my God. Planning on drafting him and Oliver Perez one and two next year? :-D

Victor Diaz is not Lil' Manny. Not even close. I hope no one drafts him with those kinds of expectations. Don't get me wrong, I think he may be useful and all, but he's nowhere near that caliber of a hitter. I bet Ryan Klesko outperforms him next year. Seriously.
.....i'll take that bet..klesko is done...as anyone who has owned him the last 2 years will attest...i am not saying vdiaz is gonna go .320 40-130 but given 150 games he will easily be .290 25-90...the l'il manny is still a l'il way down the road..after all, he is just 23 yo
...

Easily? I think far from easily. Hell, Morneau couldn't get there this season, and he's a much better hitter and prospect than Diaz. Every player was once young. That doesn't mean they'll all turn out to be studs.
......in a very disjointed, sporadic 238 ABs this year he has 11 HRs...w/regular PT and being a bit more experienced 25 HRs should be well within his capabilities...look for double figure SBs too
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Postby TB13 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:44 pm

Rebound:
Beltran
Prior (fully healthy)
Halladay (fully healthy)
Thome
Pierre

Breakout:
Cano (on the bandwagon)
King Felix (very nice first full season ahead)
Zach Duke (Ditto)
Matt Cain (Ditto)
Rickie Weekes
Delmon Young
Kotchman
Farnsworth
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Sep 18, 2005 6:09 pm

Yoda wrote:Bust - Andruw Jones, Derrek Lee, Garland, B.Myers

Breakout - Bonderman, Blalock, Chavez, MCab

Rebound - RJ, Prior, Schilling, Thome, Beltran, Rolen


Didn't Cabrera already break out??
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Postby thomasps3 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 am

After all the drama in the Red Sox 'pen this year, my vote for breakout of next year is Craig Hansen. He has been filthy (albeit in limited action) this year, and with Foulke even wondering if he will be on the postseason roster, that really opens the door for the Sox closer of the future to assume the role next year.

Worst case scenario is as an elite set-up man.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:30 am

wrveres wrote:Bagwell ? ;-D


I think Bagwell's career has permently turned downward. He's a Hall of Fame candidate, but I don't think he'll be rebounding.

And, wrveres, while we're on the subject of players NOT rebounding, I'm putting my money on Bonds having a mediocre season next year.

My prediction still stands that he'll hit less than 30 HR's next season. That's not peanuts, but it's not 50 either.

I also think that he'll easily pass Ruth, but will not break Aaron's record.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:08 am

Lofunzo wrote:
Yoda wrote:Bust - Andruw Jones, Derrek Lee, Garland, B.Myers

Breakout - Bonderman, Blalock, Chavez, MCab

Rebound - RJ, Prior, Schilling, Thome, Beltran, Rolen


Didn't Cabrera already break out??


Nope, expecting another big step.
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