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Postby tuff_gong » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:49 pm

I have noticed there have been a few people who are very excited about him next year. I'm not saying he can't be good, I was just wondering why those certain people are so high on him?
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Well that's just like, your opinion man.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:58 pm

He seems like he is finally healthy.
I'm expecting 20/20, 90 R/RBI with a decent BA.
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:02 pm

anytime rocco is healthy is time for celebration
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:07 pm

Why are some people high on him?

Because everybody sees my location and know they should vote for Rocco in 2007. ;-7


He was a highly rated minor leaguer who has the tools to hit around 300 with 25 steals and 20 home runs in the future(something close to Sizemore). His first 2 years in the majors he showed some of his talent with good speed and a decent average. He has been injured the last 2 years but had a very good August and September hitting 325 with 11 homers and 7 steals. He flourished late in the season with the move to the leadoff spot, and if he stays there next year with Crawford, Young, and some other young bats hitting behind him, he should be a good source for runs. Basically most people are banking on a breakout of some sort from him next year. As far as my predictions, I am just hoping he can play 155 games or so and stay healthy. His O-Rank will be pretty low next year with the games missed the last few years, so he will be a great late round pick in yahoo leagues. In cafe leagues on the other hand, he will probably cost you a bit higher pick though.
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Postby FalcoAtL » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:10 pm

Yeah I don't really agree with the high opinions either. A guy in my 16 team dynasty league believes he's a sure bet for 30/30 and took him in the 4th round. WAAYYYYYYYYY too high IMO.
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Postby orange12 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:11 pm

I guess people are high on him because of his sleeper status. His comeback in '06 was stronger than expected; posting stats that would suggest he's gotten better. His September (9 homeruns) probably added fuel to the fire. My conservative prediction would be 90/20/80 .290 player with 15 SB. But the potential is there for a 100/25/95 .300 20SB player if he stays healthy and keeps getting better. Therein lies the positive feelings for him.
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Postby dyuen87 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:40 pm

He'll make a decent 3rd OF in most leagues. potential 20/20 and will probably come really close. If he can stay healthy he'll be a great value pick.
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:08 pm

i see him putting up eric byrnes type numbers
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:13 pm

Old_Style wrote:i see him putting up eric byrnes type numbers


Is that a good thing?
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:21 pm

BigLebowski wrote:
Old_Style wrote:i see him putting up eric byrnes type numbers


Is that a good thing?


byrnes did have a 20/20 season last year. i wouldn't be surprised to see baldelli have a 20/20 year if he can stay healthy. like somebody said earlier, he's a good third OF option.
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