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Postby kemper5 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:15 pm

As we all know, last year he went 32hr, 87 RBI, 74 Runs, .271 ave in just a little over 400 AB's (417).. Now, Lets say he gets 500+ AB's, could he be a 38HR, 105 RBI, 90 Run, .280 type??

What would be your predictions for Giambi with 500 to 550 AB's?
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Postby The Jury » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:37 pm

Hmm looks reasonable I guess. We don't know what his post-steroid plateau is, so no one can really know what to expect, but I'd expect at least last year's line and probably more.

I would only take him if I have a starting already though.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:40 pm

I think now that he has learned to play with his new body....ok that sounded bad...anyways yea good year ;-D
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Postby Philliebuster » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:43 pm

I want to say I think he'll bomb...but I think he's found his niche.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:34 am

As long as you don't spend too high of a draft pick on him he's relatively low-risk this season. A cadaver could score 85 runs and knock in 85 RBI in that line up.
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:58 am

In all honesty, I could see Giambi slapping 38 dingers this year. New body, old body aside, let's keep in mind this guy was hitting 40 HR a year for half a decade, and he hit 32 last season with short at bats in his 'new body'. He's got all the protection in the world in that lineup, has the short porch in right still, and given a full season of at bats, I wouldn't put 38 or even maybe 40 homers out of the realm of possibilities. Granted, I'm not expecting it, but I think he'll be good for 30 at least, with his ceiling being much more rewarding. He's a risk I don't mind taking in 2006 if you wait on a 1B or as a very strong CI.
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Postby WittyC » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:24 am

I love the risk/reward with Giambi this year. He's being rated, on average, by publications as the 17th best first baseman behind Brad Wilerson! 8-o

If he drops like I expect him to, I'll snatch him up in a heartbeat. The thought that he might hit third in that NYY lineup is simply mouth-watering.

I think I should note that I took him in the second-to-last round of my money league last year and declared him the comeback player of the year. I think it was the only prediction I got right in '05! B-)
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Postby rotterdam_82 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:59 am

I think he's going to be the steal of the draft.

Maximum respect to Giambi for what he's achieved. To admit what he did and to turn things around as he has takes character and guts. I admire him, one of my favourite players in baseball right now.

.260/25/90 is the minimum, but he could produce a whole lot more.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:01 am

rotterdam_82 wrote:I think he's going to be the steal of the draft.

Maximum respect to Giambi for what he's achieved. To admit what he did and to turn things around as he has takes character and guts. I admire him, one of my favourite players in baseball right now.

.260/25/90 is the minimum, but he could produce a whole lot more.
I think his BA could be below .260
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Postby rotterdam_82 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:07 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
rotterdam_82 wrote:I think he's going to be the steal of the draft.

Maximum respect to Giambi for what he's achieved. To admit what he did and to turn things around as he has takes character and guts. I admire him, one of my favourite players in baseball right now.

.260/25/90 is the minimum, but he could produce a whole lot more.
I think his BA could be below .260


It could be. But while traces of the old Giambi batting eye remain I'd be suprised.
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