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Postby bigwords » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:52 pm

Pecota's latest projections has the Rockies prospect stealing 73 bases this coming year in the major leagues. Why haven't I heard him touted much?
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Postby FalcoAtL » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:58 pm

I'm not sure how that would be possible since he only played A ball last year. :-?

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Postby bigwords » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:00 pm

http://www.rotoauthority.com/2007/01/fu ... ecota.html

Maybe I mistated. It's possible they were talking about what he might do in the minors this season. Can't see Gomez getting much big league time either.
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Postby FalcoAtL » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:04 pm

Yeah I don't think he'll be doing that in the big leagues. The list also includes Joey Votto, who def. won't hit almost 29 HR's in the majors this year.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:50 pm

Here's a blurb on Young Jr. from a column that I wrote on prospects who just missed my site's top 100:

Eric Young Jr., 2B, COL: For those of you who play in leagues that give stolen bases a lot of value, this is your guy. Young Jr. (the son of Eric Young) led the minor leagues in stolen bases last season with 87 in 118 attempts – 73.7% success.

But his peripherals still show a lot of room for growth: .293/.397/.410 in 788 at-bats between Rookie ball and Single-A. Young Jr., 21, continues to impress after signing as a free agent out of high school. He’s still a wildcard but this is a speedster who could turn into fantasy gold.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:19 pm

Pecota has known issues with guys that have very little professional experience. It drives Pecota crazy since their projection system uses comparables. To quote a chat from a few days ago:

John Barten (Indianapolis,): Peeking through the PECOTA projections, one player sticks out like a sore thumb, Jeff Bianchi, who has 140 career AB in the Arizona Rookie League and is projected for a .299/.369/.422 ML line. Any thoughts?

Joe Sheehan: Guys who have one partial season in professional baseball give PECOTA heartburn. It's best to take those lines with an entire salt lick.


I don't know if the player in question fits the 'one partial season' mold but even at slightly higher amounts of professional service time I'd assume there would be some problems in finding comparables.
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