I don't get it. What's up with this guy? He's got as many or more HR's than some some big sluggers in fewer at-bats. Not that I expect him to continue on this pace, but is his power for real? I know his average won't be great but the extra HR's are nice. I haven't had the chance to see the guy play much up here in Canada. Anyone able to give a heads up on this him? Any Brewers fans here? What will the Brewers do when Hardy comes back?
Yes, he will play pretty much every day, it just won't be shortstop everyday.
He seems to be hitting with a new approach. He has 2 less hr's than he had all of last year, and his k's have gone up. He is also walking very little. Another thing to mention is that last year he stole 18 bases but this year he has just 2.
Hall is Figgins-esque in that he has the ability to play every position on the field. I've caught quite a few Brewers games this year and he seems to be rotating around the diamond (and now the outfield) giving players a day off or matching up with certain pitchers.
His power is certainly for real, though I wouldn't expect him to continue this torrid pace. He's swinging for the fences, his slugging % is up but so are his K's. I think that 25 HR is pretty reasonable though I expect his batting average to hold steady or maybe drop a bit. I'm also waiting for him to start stealing bases...
Once Hardy comes back, Hall will resume his UberUtility role. He'll be getting starts at 2B/3B/SS/OF. Plus, i think that if the Brewers trade either Jenkins (not likely due to salary/current performance) or Carlos Lee (More likely due to future salary), Hall would see additional time in the OF. He wouldn't be an everyday OF, but would give Corey Hart or whomever they make the new starter days off.
yea man... i picked him up in like week 3 or 4 when B. Roberts hit the DL... whoooo!... loving this guy!... even if some of his drives start turning into more doubles then HRs, i'm holding on to this guy... i'd only trade him if i could get Utley or Soriano (league scoring favors power)
if it isn't already, "Bill-E, Bill-E, Bill-E" is gonna be a popular chant in Millwakee
do not underestiimate the 2B/3B/SS eligibility. I have Roberts, Rollins, Mora, and Hall ... because Hall can play all three positions, I have my infield full almost everyday. It has trnaslated into so many extra games played, probably 10-15. I am not behind in games played at any of the positions Hall plays, that is a rare feat in fantasy baseball. Flexibility like that is as good as trading one of my hitters for a big upgrade.
Redefine9d wrote:I'm in the same situation, I picked him up but now with Kent coming off the DL. Hall seems like my most likely player to be dropped. Is he going to still be starting every day when Hardy comes back?
Well hopefully he will play 3 more games in the outfield, so we can add OF to his super nice 2b, 3b, SS eligibility. He also needs to make one more start at 2b before the season is over with so he will have the exact same eligibility for next year.