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Aaron Hill - top 10 2nd baseman for 06?

Postby kemper5 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:41 pm

Could this guy be the 12-15 HR, 75-80 RBI, .280 type hitter many fantasy websites and publications are predicting this year? Those are very solid top 10 type #'s at 2nd base.. Does he have this potential?
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Postby The Jury » Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:09 pm

He definitely will continue to develop into a hitter that will put up 14-75-.280+ from the 2B position, and I don't see a reason for it not to happen this year.

He's an average to minus defender, but he does have a stick and good plate discipline. He's built solid, but he's not really a HR hitter as much as he's a line-drive/gap hitter who drives the ball to all fields. I think he'll produce from this season on. He looks very comfortable at the plate and he can hit Major League pitching.
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Postby Lime » Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:56 pm

The Jury wrote:He's an average to minus defender

Sorry, but Hill is easily an above average fielder. It's just too bad he's forced to 2B because with his great arm he's best suited for 3B. He still has the skillset to be an above average defender at second though.

Call me Optimistic Charlie but Hill will be the AL's version of Marcus Giles in short time.
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Postby go_jays_go » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:04 pm

Ah, those stats are a tad bit optimistic for Hill this year. I've been to plenty of games where he played though and let me tell you the kid has a fine swing and knows how to bat.

Give him this year or the next and he'll shock a lot of people.

He just needs to develope more power.
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Postby dewey finn » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:36 pm

The next Edgar Martinez?
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:49 pm

Hill had one ugly second half after playing so well when get got called up.

I think the 12-15 HR, 75-80 RBI won't happen this year, but yes, I still think it could happen someday. I don't think we can rank him in the top 10 at 2B this year, but he is a decent sleeper in deeper leagues. He doesn't steal bases, he doesn't have a whole lot of power, so his value comes pretty much from him maintaning a good AVG and knocking in some runs. If he hits anywhere near what he was hitting in the first two months after being called up last year, he'll have a pretty good year.
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