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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:04 pm

I've been seeing Coco Crisp fly off the boards fairly early. My question is...why? I thought it was because of his speed, but then I looked at his numbers...

86 Runs
16 Homeruns
69 RBIs
15 SBs
.300 AVG

A decent player, mind you, but not a player that should go in the top 10 rounds in my opinion. He supplies little to no power and his SB totals aren't all that impressive. Average and runs seem to be the only things he is very good at. Unless he posts closer to 30 SB this year, I can't see why he's ranked in the top 25 outfielders on alot of lists.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:08 pm

Simply put, his move to Boston has people excited.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:09 pm

The guy reminds me of Milton Bradley number wise. The early drafting also befuddles me.
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Postby Green Monstah » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:11 pm

Part of it is hype....being the player that is replacing Damon (and partly his name, lol). He will gain some batting stats though playing in Fenway though. He had a .275 avg at home last year and a .323 away. Also, his doubles will go up with the monster in left field...and his runs will defenitly go up with that lineup. His SB's will go down I would guess, considering the sox aren't much of a running team. I do say he will be a better fantasy player this year....but some people are ranking him just a tad too high.
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Postby BigLebowski » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:11 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Simply put, his move to Boston has people excited.


This is the only reason I can figure. People think that Coco is gonna turn into Damon since he is is Boston now.

If you want those stats he had last year, just pick up Emil Brown off the free agent list and don't waste a high pick on him. ;-D
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Postby StudentOfTheGame » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:11 pm

I think the pole out in right field will serve Coco well....He loves to pull the ball on a line....I'm not a huge fan, but I can see:

.295/20/100 runs/70 RBI/13 SB......Not too shabby...
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:58 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Simply put, his move to Boston has people excited.


Yep...the fact that he is a redsox means that redsox fans want him now
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Postby Matthias » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:09 pm

the fact that the red sox scored about 12% more runs than the indians last year, play in a hitter-friendly park, and he's backed up by probably the top 2-bat combo in the league.... is why people want him right now.

although, the red sox lineup doesn't look as solid top to bottom as it did last year, so... maybe a bit overhyped. but i wouldn't call it irrational or team homerism.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:19 pm

StudentOfTheGame wrote:I think the pole out in right field will serve Coco well....He loves to pull the ball on a line....I'm not a huge fan, but I can see:

.295/20/100 runs/70 RBI/13 SB......Not too shabby...


HR might be a tad high, but a pretty good projection.

any guy who can get me double digits in HR and SB and hit for around 300 can have a spot on my team...but i'm not gonna overpay for him

i havent really studied too many mocks yet, but i'd take him as a 4th OF around the 10th
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Postby reynolds80 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:21 pm

I like that he hit 42 doubles last year with Cleveland.

I'm thinking .309, 21HR, 12SB, 112R, 82RBI
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