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Postby willieroe » Sun Jul 06, 2003 1:30 pm

Danks81 wrote:Typical Yankees fan, knows nothing about baseball. Thome always starts slow then has a monster second half.


Well, in the world that I live in, I find that the only "monster second half" enjoyed by Thome was last year, 2002. Lifetime, his pre All-Star game numbers are slightly better than his post All-Star game numbers.
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Postby Danks81 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:27 pm

Maybe I should've said the latter 2/3 of the season. Thome always starts slow, and has been having a very nice recent run (as expected).
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Postby YankFan51 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:34 pm

Typical Yankees fan, knows nothing about baseball. Thome always starts slow then has a monster second half.


Whatever, bro. Your credibility is shot for generalizing
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Postby Danks81 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 3:46 pm

Not when I'm correct.
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Postby YankFan51 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 4:09 pm

credibility= gone
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Postby MookieNJ » Sun Jul 06, 2003 7:09 pm

Anonymous wrote:Veteran's Staduim is a tougher hitter's park than Jacobs Field.


Veteran's Stadium may be tougher than the Jake, but the Vet is still one of the better hitters' parks in the NL.

As for Thome, he's historically been a second half player, and he has already begun to show some good signs, more homers of late. The Phillies' pitching has kept them in it all season, the team is hot right now, and I have a feeling the offense is about to erupt like everyone thought they'd hit all season. Thome will be fine!
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Postby willieroe » Sun Jul 06, 2003 7:32 pm

MookieNJ wrote:As for Thome, he's historically been a second half player....


As has already been pointed out, last year was the FIRST year that Thome has had a second-half outburst.

2001: PreASG - .290/.640; PostASG - .291/.606
2000: PreASG - .264/.571; PostASG - .276/.487
1999: PreASG - .283/.515; PostASG - .271/.568
1998: PreASG - .326/.655; PostASG - .221/.426 *injured
1997: PreASG - .298/.628; PostASG - .273/.525
etc., etc.

Career: PreASG - .288/.582; PostASG - .283/.545
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Postby Guest » Sun Jul 06, 2003 9:32 pm

Those parameters are pretty broad. Break his production down to thirds or quarters of seasons and you will truly see Thome's trend.
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Postby willieroe » Sun Jul 06, 2003 10:13 pm

Anonymous wrote:Those parameters are pretty broad. Break his production down to thirds or quarters of seasons and you will truly see Thome's trend.


Well, the previous posters specifically mentioned "second half of the season," but please go ahead and show us the trend.

Here's the source I use: http://bigleaguers.yahoo.com/mlb/players/4762/ - click on "Split Stats". The webpage hyperlinks to the 2003, 2002, and 2001 season splits, but earlier season splits are still there, and you can find them by changing the year in the URL.
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Postby tjhksig » Sun Jul 06, 2003 10:31 pm

I don't know what all the bitching is about, he's still one of the top 3 first baseman in baseball. He's had a good couple of months in a row, and I think he only gets better as he sees the NL pitchers a few more times.
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