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Postby J.C.Fighter » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:15 pm

Is it possible for this guy to strike out 200 times?

he already K'd today.. :-[
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Postby Blade » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:17 pm

Leading off for Texas will give him enough AB's to strike out 200 times for sure.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:19 pm

I really wonder if his shoulder has something to do with his poor performance so far. The HR he hit was actually to left/center, almost like he was late on the ball. I don't know if he's traditionally a pull hitter or not, but for a lefty to send it to left center is not all that common. Combine that with the fact that he's striking out at an alarming rate and I think his shoulder is really affecting him. :-?
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Postby rentz » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:23 pm

a lefty hitting to left center in arlington is a pretty big deal.
thats one of the deeper parts of the park, where the ball doesnt carry as well

i think his shoulders fine, he's just putting a ton of pressure on himself right now
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:29 pm

rentz wrote:a lefty hitting to left center in arlington is a pretty big deal.
thats one of the deeper parts of the park, where the ball doesnt carry as well

i think his shoulders fine, he's just putting a ton of pressure on himself right now


I realize it's hard to hit it to left-center, but I wonder if it was just a fluke that he happened to be late on that pitch, or if that is the best he could do because he couldn't get around on the pitch. He received cortizone shots in spring training - something which is reserved for a fairly serious injury. I think he'll start receiving some days off when Matthews Jr. gets healthy. At that point they'll be trying to share ABs between Nix/Mench/Wilkerson/Matthews.

Then again maybe you're right and he's just pressing. That easily could be, but at this point I am starting to wonder about it being more than just pressing.
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Postby Boggs » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:36 pm

As he was a pickup I was very nervous/hesitant about, I have been watchin all of his ABs very closely. I have to say that at this point, he's just such a buzzkill to watch. You see it happen before it does. And batting leadoff, he's just an average killer when I play him. But I know it's early.

I have a small bench. How many Ks do we give him before we know somethings up and give up on that roster spot?
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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:38 pm

I'm very disappointed in Wilkerson so far. Really expecting him to have a tremendous year in Texas, and he's wasting away on my bench so far. I still think he's a good pick, but the guy really needs to turn it around here soon.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:59 pm

There he goes striking out again :-o
I think part of his early struggles have to do with the pitcher he has faced.
He's been facing strike out pitchers (Beckett, Verlander and Lackey)
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Postby rentz » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:22 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:There he goes striking out again :-o
I think part of his early struggles have to do with the pitcher he has faced.
He's been facing strike out pitchers (Beckett, Verlander and Lackey)


also he's never faced most of these pitchers since he is switching from the national league.
i think he will turn it around before long.
i dont think gmj will take any ab's away from wilkerson. he will mostly split time with nix in center.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:26 pm

How long before they move Kinsler to leadoff?
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