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Postby nathan050904 » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:39 pm

What are your guys thoughts on Dustin Pedroia?
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Re: Dustin Pedroia (Thoughts)

Postby El Gaupo » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:33 pm

nathan050904 wrote:What are your guys thoughts on Dustin Pedroia?


mid to late season call -up. Will probably have eligibility at 2b and ss. Will eventually hit for avg. and score a lot of runs. probably not much in the way of HR Rbi's or sb's.

BP thinks the world of him. I read somewhere that his PECOTA is off the charts fwiw
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Re: Dustin Pedroia (Thoughts)

Postby hybrid » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:27 pm

El Gaupo wrote:BP thinks the world of him. I read somewhere that his PECOTA is off the charts fwiw


FYI - His Pecota is pretty good, but I wouldn't say off the charts.
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Re: Dustin Pedroia (Thoughts)

Postby thedude » Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:52 am

El Gaupo wrote:
nathan050904 wrote:What are your guys thoughts on Dustin Pedroia?


mid to late season call -up. Will probably have eligibility at 2b and ss. Will eventually hit for avg. and score a lot of runs. probably not much in the way of HR Rbi's or sb's.

BP thinks the world of him. I read somewhere that his PECOTA is off the charts fwiw

PECOTA comparables:


1. Gary Sheffield
2. Ron Hunt
3. Marcus Giles
4. Cass Michaels
5. Alan Trammell


He is always compared to Eckstien because of his size, but his minor league career SLG% is 82 points higher. If this guy was in the game when Moneyball came out Michael Lewis would have devoted a chapter to him.
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Postby hybrid » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:04 pm

Yeah I was mainly looking at his forecast & diagnostics. Those are some good names, but I'm not so sure how much I would agree with some of them(like Sheff/Beltre). Then again I just started looking at Pecota recently and am not really sure exactly how they compile their Similiarity Index yet.

I believe it's been said before, but I agree with the Giles comparison pretty much ... though Pedroia might have better plate discipline.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:27 pm

this is gonna come across like size bigotry but i saw pedroia in portland a lot and this guy is listed as 5'9" 180 lbs but he is closer to 5'7" 160..david eckstein body ...this guy is freddie patek w/o the SBs at best..he is slow w/no arm..i just don't see him holding a ML pos long enough to warrant serious support..you get to the bigs w/your bat and you stay there w/your glove..AAA ss will be a big test for him..last yr he hit .236 against RHers at aaa w/.356 OBP .382 slg pct.. not much
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Postby thedude » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:04 pm

stevethumb wrote:this is gonna come across like size bigotry but i saw pedroia in portland a lot and this guy is listed as 5'9" 180 lbs but he is closer to 5'7" 160..david eckstein body ...this guy is freddie patek w/o the SBs at best..he is slow w/no arm..i just don't see him holding a ML pos long enough to warrant serious support..you get to the bigs w/your bat and you stay there w/your glove..AAA ss will be a big test for him..last yr he hit .236 against RHers at aaa w/.356 OBP .382 slg pct.. not much


He was hurt last year at triple. He took a fastball off the wrist in one of first games there, then tried to play through the pain. That kind of injury (though not severe) inhabits your ability to swing the bat. Thus the struggle.

He plays plus defense, and has a good arm for a secondbaseman.

This is a classic numbers vs. tools prospect debate.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:38 pm

Baseball America...dustin pedroia #5..."pedroia's arm and range weren't quite up to par at shortstop....pedroia's speed is a step below average..." he may be a marcus giles 2B type but i do not see him as an everyday ML SS
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Postby KOSTAS » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:20 pm

does he have 20 HR power in time?
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Postby thedude » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:45 pm

KOSTAS wrote:does he have 20 HR power in time?


Maybe as a career high, but i don't see 20 homers anytime soon.
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