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Postby Jenkins » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:12 am

Galt wrote:No.

Figgins has 5 games at 2B already. He will qualify in the vast majority of leagues, including all default Yahoo leagues.

Iguchi will put up the numbers that people HOPE Kendrick will put up next year and therefore offers much less risk.


Kendrick will definitely be better than those 2. Figgins is the most overrated guy I have ever seen. Iguchi is a one year wonder.

Kendrick is the real deal.
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Postby Galt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:35 am

Right. One year wonder.

Because
a) he stunk last year.
and
b) he stunk for a decade before when he was in Japan

don't speak out of ignorance.
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Postby Real_Deal_Ryan » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:18 am

not a whole lot out there for 2B prospects, but here is a quick list:

Eric Patterson, CHC
Dustin Pedroia, BOS
Ryan Theriot, CHC
Yung-Chi Chen, SEA
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Postby Jenkins » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:10 am

Galt wrote:Right. One year wonder.

Because
a) he stunk last year.
and
b) he stunk for a decade before when he was in Japan

don't speak out of ignorance.



A 32 year old batting .270 with 15 HRs is not good. If you think Kendrick is hoping to put up these numbers, you are sadly mistaken.
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Postby roamwood » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:48 am

Alright...I guess I will have to explain the Yahoo position eligibility. I have only been in yahoo for over 8 years.

Figgins currently has 6 games played at 2b.

He started 3 games at 2b

He subbed 3 games at 2b (meaning he started in either CF or 3b, and then was switched during midgame).

According to Yahoo a player must either:

START 5 games
or
APPEAR in 10 games

to be qualified for position eligibility for the next year, or to gain new eligibility this year.

THEREFORE - Figgins will not be a 2b next year unless he manages to start 2 more games or appear in 4 games this year at 2b.

With Kendrick making his mark in the majors and Adam Kennedy still on the team it will take an absolute miracle for Figgins to be 2b eligible in Yahoo.

Either way, Figgins is not a long term 2b keeper as Kendrick is clearly the man for the Angels at that position.

Iguchi, Sanchez, Giles, Cano...please give me a break.

It is obvious that saying Kendrick will be the 2nd best 2b next year is a risk. But it is an opinion, and there is a strong amount of facts to back it up. Here is some of that evidence:

1. Minor League Averages
2. Age is perfect for a breakout - ask David Wright
3. Lineup that he hits in
4. Confidence of ownership bringing him back up despite not having a true place for him in the field
5. Major League averages up to this point.

It would not surprise me in the least if Kendrick hits

.320
15 homers
35 steals
100 runs
75 rbis

In his first full season. The future is wide open for this kid. I am telling you dont give him up. :)

That is all I will say on Kendrick. If you havent guessed I am head, feet, and torso on the Kendrick Bandwagon.
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Postby EvSolo » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:58 pm

35 sb's? i thought he had avg speed, like 12-17 sb annually.
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:00 am

Not to mention Kinsler. C'mon Cafe.
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Postby booboo » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:39 am

Trevor Crowe (AA indians prospect) should start playing 2B when he fully recovers from his ankle sprain.
I think he's the top 2b prospect who's currently playing in the minors.
Good batting eye, gap power, and 40 stolen base ability.
The Indians moved Phillips and Belliard, I think to clear way for Crowe. It wouldn't surprise me to see him bat leadoff for the Indians sometime next year, so Sizemore can hit in the middle of the lineup.
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Postby dyuen87 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:25 pm

roamwood wrote:.320
15 homers
35 steals
100 runs
75 rbis


:-b i HIGHLY doubt he'll get 35 steals. He has average speed. He wont be hitting very high in the lineup for he wont be driven in as much nor will he get as many RBI oppurtunities. This guy has a lot of talent, but he does not warrant a #2 2B draft.

Utley

Cantu
Uggla
Lugo

Kinsler
Iguchi
Weeks
Sanchez
Cano

Kendrick

Kendrick will be a sleeper next year and may easily put up better numbers than the second tier 2B's, but in all honesty he hasn't proven he can do it on the major league level. Only too many times have we seen top prospects come up and fall flat on their faces. I mean look how hyped Weeks was/is and he's having trouble producing. There's an adjustment period and usually a nice little slump stuck into a rookie season.
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Postby roamwood » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:10 pm

Uh the guy is hitting .326 in almost 100 at bats. The Angels have show their commitment to him by bringing him up and playing him at 1b. How many other 2b in the majors would EVER be slid over to 1b in order to get their bat in the lineup?

Kennedy is gone next year, and those of you doubting Kendrick will be sorely dissapointed if you draft the likes of Iguchi and Uggla in front of him.

Kendrick will steal 30 bases next year...watch and learn. The Angels are very aggressive on the base paths, and he is still very young. He is a lock for 20-25 sbs next season, and I think he will end up with 30.
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