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Postby dougbies » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:29 pm

what do you think that the chances that howard could acomplish this feat next season? I believe that he had a pretty good average in the minors, and his average now is not too shabby. Any thoughts?
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Postby Brandaddy » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:32 pm

when your in the same league as pujols it will be hard to win a triple crown. i dont see him winning batting average
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Postby dougbies » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:40 pm

last year in the AAA he did bat 371 through 61 games....
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Postby mweir145 » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:45 pm

Pujols has the better chance.
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Postby LiveForever » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:54 pm

When you strike out as many times as howard does, you'll never win a batting title. He should be lucky to bat 300 again next season if he continues to strike out at a Dunn-like clip.
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Postby Mugrila » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:56 pm

LiveForever wrote:When you strike out as many times as howard does, you'll never win a batting title. He should be lucky to bat 300 again next season if he continues to strike out at a Dunn-like clip.


I think the Ks will go down a little next year, but I don't see him winning the triple crown anytime soon.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:57 pm

dougbies wrote:last year in the AAA he did bat 371 through 61 games....


61 games isn't a good sample size and that was triple A, the majors are a different story.

It's tough to see even Pujols winning the triple crown. A lot of things have to go right for 162 games. One year is Adrian Beltre leading the league in HR, the other is Freddy Sanchez hitting .350.

Ryan Howard will have to hit at least above .300 against lefties to have a chance.
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Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:03 pm

He certainly has the power to win HR's, and on the Phillies the RBI's should be plentiful enough.

I just don't see his average ever getting high enough. He K's too much to ever post an average that would lead the league. I'd say he'll top out at around .320 average-wise.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:16 pm

I don't think Howard will ever have much of a chance to win the Triple Crown. He could very well compete year in and year out for the league lead in home runs and RBIs, but batting average will be a different story. With Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols in the National League, Howard does not stand much of a chance winning the batting average category.
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Postby Ender » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:04 am

I think howard has his career year this season, so personally I think his chances are next to none. I would look at his mid season numbers as his normal numbers, .280ish AVG, 9-10 HR's a month. That is still premier numbers but don't let that huge hot streak cloud your vision, he will not play like this every year.
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