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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:02 pm

#1 Joey Gathright is having a decent enough spring to buy more atbats than previous thought. Could be a HUGE draft sleeper


#2 OVerall it seems that teams are stealing at a much greater rate this spring than in the past.
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Postby Zito is God » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:18 pm

My observation: Spring Training does not matter.
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Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:40 pm

This is Spring Training, where black is white, up is down, and short is long. Don't buy too much into what happens here.
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Postby Ender » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:28 am

Spring training most certainly matters, but its too early to worry about it and you can't get carried away. Last year I nudged up Andruw and Burrell because of how they looked in spring training and it payed off in both cases. I didn't draft them 3 rounds earlier than normal or anything like that, just gave them a slight nudge.
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Postby Dr. StrangeGlove » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:48 am

Im keeping an eye on position battles.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:48 am

Ender wrote:Spring training most certainly matters, but its too early to worry about it and you can't get carried away. Last year I nudged up Andruw and Burrell because of how they looked in spring training and it payed off in both cases. I didn't draft them 3 rounds earlier than normal or anything like that, just gave them a slight nudge.


Sure, it matters. It's just that if it mattered any less, it wouldn't matter at all. ;-)

Don't let Spring Training fool you into buying into 'trends' that you are seeing. Most of this is experimentation; but as soon as the games start counting, managers and teams become as predictible as they always are.
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Postby The Jury » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:58 am

For the good players ST means nothing, but for the injured and the young it is quite meaningful.
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Postby Music2004Man » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:29 am

The Jury wrote:For the good players ST means nothing, but for the injured and the young it is quite meaningful.


Along these lines Edwin Encarnacion has hit 4 HR's in ST. I understand that it's really early but he's young, a solid prospect, and he will be hitting in Cincy's bandbox all year long. He's one guy I'm keeping an eye on in ST.
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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:41 am

EE hit another HR yesterday
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:06 am

Hmm, how did Greg Gross do in spring training last year?

That is the most recent best example of why not to use spring training in judging a player.
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