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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:34 am

Goes to Reed Johnson. His line:

.379 4 HR 16 RBI 42 Runs 6 SB

all in just 153 AB.

He would lead the majors in BA but right now it is a min of 224 AB to qualify.

His 42 runs in 153 AB is the best ratio in the majors for anyone with significant ABs. AL leader Grady Sizemore with 60 runs in 295 AB has .203 r/ab and NL leader Reyes (62/311) has a .199 r/ab - Reed has a .275 r/ab 8-o

So you say, Mookie, that's great but he is a part time platoon/pinch hitter kinda guy. That may have been the case but Reed has now started in 15 of the 20 games for the Jays this month and the Jays lost all five games that Reed did not start this month!

So just a heads up, if you need help in BA and runs Reed Johnson is sitting there on the ww.
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Re: Winner of the most overlooked player award

Postby garf112 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:42 am

Mookie4ever wrote:Goes to Reed Johnson. His line:

.379 4 HR 16 RBI 42 Runs 6 SB

all in just 153 AB.

He would lead the majors in BA but right now it is a min of 224 AB to qualify.

His 42 runs in 153 AB is the best ratio in the majors for anyone with significant ABs. AL leader Grady Sizemore with 60 runs in 295 AB has .203 r/ab and NL leader Reyes (62/311) has a .199 r/ab - Reed has a .275 r/ab 8-o

So you say, Mookie, that's great but he is a part time platoon/pinch hitter kinda guy. That may have been the case but Reed has now started in 15 of the 20 games for the Jays this month and the Jays lost all five games that Reed did not start this month!

So just a heads up, if you need help in BA and runs Reed Johnson is sitting there on the ww.


Reed Johnson is due for a regression to the mean. He has shown improved plate discipline, but does not have the power to keep a BA of .380. A BABIP of .422 is a bit ridiculous for anyone, let alone someone without a ton of speed. I might continue to ride the streak for a little while, but at the first signs of slump, dump him off. He is most likely a guy that will hit around .270 the rest of the year and end up with 12 HRs and steal 10-15 bases total for the year. Not someone that I would rely to heavily on for BA, but if he continues to lead off in the Toronto lineup, he would still have some value.
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Postby benjapage » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:43 am

love the reed johnson. great call, mook.

i can understand why people overlook him, however, given his somewhat limited playing time.

i don't understand how people can stay so mellow about matthews jr's breakout season? he does play full-time, and he's still hitting .340 with ~40 each of rbi and runs.

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Postby tomdoyle3 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:55 am

Yea he has done well when he plays, but the problem is that Frank Catalanotto has also done very well this year. (.325-22-5-31) So he will always lose at bats to him. In deep leagues where you can afford to keep a player that will only play 5 times a week, Reed Johnson is definetly worth owning, atleast until his luck runs out. ;-D
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:00 pm

dont forget some of those runs are as a pinch runner
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:46 pm

I think Matt Holliday is the most overlooked
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Postby DeadWinterDay » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:48 pm

I drafted Frank Catalanatto in the final round of my draft (460th overall) and picked up Reed a few weeks into the year after seeing the platoon situation pan out. These 2 have actually won a few categories for me that I would have barely lost or tied. I cannot stress how much of a help they are to my team
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Postby tomdoyle3 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:51 pm

DeadWinterDay wrote:I drafted Frank Catalanatto in the final round of my draft (460th overall) and picked up Reed a few weeks into the year after seeing the platoon situation pan out. These 2 have actually won a few categories for me that I would have barely lost or tied. I cannot stress how much of a help they are to my team


Yep, just look a half hour before game-time on yahoo to see the Blue Jay's starting lineup and change your lineup accordingly.

In a league with enough roster spots where you can afford to do this, it is a great strategy. Although, they both are very good sell-high guys. ;-D
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Postby DeadWinterDay » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:56 pm

tomdoyle3 wrote:
DeadWinterDay wrote:I drafted Frank Catalanatto in the final round of my draft (460th overall) and picked up Reed a few weeks into the year after seeing the platoon situation pan out. These 2 have actually won a few categories for me that I would have barely lost or tied. I cannot stress how much of a help they are to my team


Yep, just look a half hour before game-time on yahoo to see the Blue Jay's starting lineup and change your lineup accordingly.

In a league with enough roster spots where you can afford to do this, it is a great strategy. Although, they both are very good sell-high guys. ;-D



Yeah but nobody in my league wants platoon guys...we have 20 teams and maybe 5 of us are competant to understand what helps you win. I mean I got the 20th pick in the first year of a keeper league and right now I sit in second place. The only guy in front of me made so many rip off trades that it's just plain rediculous, it's a 20 team league and his team would be top 3 in an 8 team league.


Edit: Oh and that wouldn't work for me, are lineups are set a half hour before the first game of the day.
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Re: Winner of the most overlooked player award

Postby Laean » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:05 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Goes to Reed Johnson. His line:

.379 4 HR 16 RBI 42 Runs 6 SB

all in just 153 AB.

He would lead the majors in BA but right now it is a min of 224 AB to qualify.

His 42 runs in 153 AB is the best ratio in the majors for anyone with significant ABs. AL leader Grady Sizemore with 60 runs in 295 AB has .203 r/ab and NL leader Reyes (62/311) has a .199 r/ab - Reed has a .275 r/ab 8-o

So you say, Mookie, that's great but he is a part time platoon/pinch hitter kinda guy. That may have been the case but Reed has now started in 15 of the 20 games for the Jays this month and the Jays lost all five games that Reed did not start this month!

So just a heads up, if you need help in BA and runs Reed Johnson is sitting there on the ww.


i don't think it's that people really overlook him. it's that they see he's not a full time player.
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