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Postby jlfn56 » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:45 pm

Many people are saying this guy is a mirror image of michael young. His numbers are pretty good for his 45 games played this year 331 20 7 26. I personally like the guy alot and think big things of him for the rest of the year, but I'd like to hear some other opinons on his 2nd half or if you guys believe in him. Is Ian the real deal?
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:09 am

jlfn56 wrote:Many people are saying this guy is a mirror image of michael young. His numbers are pretty good for his 45 games played this year 331 20 7 26. I personally like the guy alot and think big things of him for the rest of the year, but I'd like to hear some other opinons on his 2nd half or if you guys believe in him. Is Ian the real deal?


He was a true under the radar type in the minors. I dropped Giles for Kinsler a while ago and have been extremely happy with the results. He is now hitting sixth in the Texas lineup and I am looking for a very productive second half from him.

If by real deal you mean Micheal Young, he is not there yet, but can be an extremely productive player who has 2B and SS eligibility in most Yahoo leagues.
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Postby DSheppard » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:09 am

before someone jumps on his home away splits, ive got to post this.

http://www.sportfanatics.net/Baseball/F ... istics.htm

arlington is not that great for right handed pull hitters (which he is).

and yes i like him a lot. i doubt hes going to finish over 300(maybey though), but i bet once the year is done he will be around .290, with homeruns/rbis that would have been on pace for maybey 23/95 or something if it was a full season. A solid fantasy 2b as a rookie. If he ever puts on some more weight his power could go up, because he definitely puts a homerun swing on a lot of pitches.

I wish showalter would let him steal a few more bases though.

Better leave him in the 6th spot in the order to. Unless derosa/gmj falls off a cliff then he could be 2 spot or something.

i also really liked how quickly ian got out of his slump. he slumped for like a week or 10 days, and then over the next week he completely erased all the slump stats by going like 16/33 or something.
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:15 am

By the way, here is a link to a previous discussion regarding Kinsler.

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... an+kinsler
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Postby jlfn56 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:16 am

anyone know where I can find his minor league stats
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Postby DSheppard » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:20 am

for a quick check of minor league stats i always just go to the cbs sportsline bio for them, since minor league stats are at the bottom of the page there.

i dont know any more in depth then that.

heres a link.

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/489854

for an extremely late round (54th or something? i cant remember but it was towards the end) he rose through the ranks pretty quick.

his big claim to fame as a prospect was hitting 402 over his first 60 games at A ball (his only 60).
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:20 am

Minor league stats:

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... sler.shtml

He had a 23 HR, 19 steal year in his only one at the AAA level.
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Postby tomdoyle3 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:24 am

CeeLoGreen wrote:Minor league stats:

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/ ... sler.shtml

He had a 23 HR, 19 steal year in his only one at the AAA level.


At the age of 23, which makes it even more impressive. ;-D
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:45 am

Picked him up yesterday, to go along with Dan Uggla and Brian Roberts at 2B. Trying to deal Uggla now... :-o
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Postby reiser » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:52 pm

CeeLoGreen wrote: He was a true under the radar type in the minors.


I don't think I'd go that far...Sickels had him as high as the #3 prospect in the Rangers system after his breakout 2004, which would have made him their top hitter.

Of course, you are probably right about the under the radar statement, in that he would have been #2 on the depth chart behind Soriano :)
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