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Postby -1FA- » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:06 pm

Anyone know when he usually turns it on? I think I want to bench him until his typical slow start is over.
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Postby go_jays_go » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:11 pm

He usually starts off real slow in April and gradually starts to turn it up. It's hard to say if he's going to have another slow start though.
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Postby Phatferd » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:21 pm

Hopefully, by playing in the WBC he can get the slow start out of him.
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Postby Wiscompton » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:53 pm

Phatferd wrote:Hopefully, by playing in the WBC he can get the slow start out of him.

my thoughts exactly
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Postby NZF » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:07 pm

Slow starter is a myth. Wells just isn't that good.

Post All Star break in 2005 he was worse than before the break. The same in 2004.

2003 was more the exception than the rule. Let some other mug take him as their 2nd OF.
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Postby Ender » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:05 pm

Wells had one good year, he's a .270 hitting OF with a 25-30 HR pop. The slow starts don't exist, I thought Derrek Lee proved that last year.

He makes a decent #2 OF though, I wouldn't be worried about drafting him as such. He'll get you 80-90 runs, 90-100 rbi and a .270 AVG with 5-10 SB. That screams #2 OF to me.
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Postby -1FA- » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:14 pm

Slow starter is a myth. Wells just isn't that good.

Post All Star break in 2005 he was worse than before the break.


I had him last year and I"m not sure exactly what numbers you're using, but he was horrid the first half. I traded him and he began to be a .270 hitter instead of the .200 hitter he was when I owned him.

I just don't know when he typically starts hitting....2, 3, 4 months into the year?

Slow starts do in fact exist. And when you're H2H it matters.
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Postby Ender » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:22 pm

His career OPS in april is .655 by May its .873. His career OPS in August is .709 in september its .829.

So while techinically april has been his worst month its really not much worse than august and his may is better than september. "Slow Starts" are most just statistical anomolies. In Wells case its mostly caused by him playing hurt one april in 2004.

Now summer players do exist, a lot of guys display much better power in the summer months year after year and Wells seems to be that type.
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Postby NZF » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:59 pm

-1FA- wrote: I"m not sure exactly what numbers you're using, but he was horrid the first half. I traded him and he began to be a .270 hitter instead of the .200 hitter he was when I owned him.



Wells was awful in April but had a far better May, June, July than he did in August and September.

He was barely a Top 15 OF in HR's and RBI's last season and not even in the Top 40 in Avg. and Runs scored.

He's very inconsistent, no better than a .270 hitter with 25 HR power and if you take him relying on Top 15-20 OF production, you're taking a risk I would let someone else take.

In roto leagues maybe, in H2H no way.
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Postby NZF » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:04 pm

Ender wrote:
Now summer players do exist, a lot of guys display much better power in the summer months year after year and Wells seems to be that type.


I disagree, there's no hotter month than August and Wells is far worse in his career then than he is in May. It's a fallacy.
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