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Postby HaZe » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:13 pm

Hey guys, I'm a big Rafael Furcal fan. But this season, do you see him putting up identical or better stats, than he did last year? With no more JD Drew, who is going to drive him in?

Where would you rank him with regards to the other short stops for this season? (excluding Reyes, Rollins, Jeter)

Tejada/Young/H. Ramirez/Furcal/Guillen


I expect 35-45 stolen bases, but will he reach 100+ runs?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:15 pm

He had a very very bad 1st half. But then again I think he's a second half guy.

However, I see him being better ;-D
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Postby LiveForever » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:28 pm

Im a little worried about his SB output this year batting second in the line up. I think we should see an improvement in power numbers and a decline in SB and R. Overall Im still buying furcal as a top 5 shortstop.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:41 pm

LiveForever wrote:Im a little worried about his SB output this year batting second in the line up. I think we should see an improvement in power numbers and a decline in SB and R. Overall Im still buying furcal as a top 5 shortstop.


Yea with a shallow position like SS he's up there
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Postby DevilDriver » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:04 pm

HaZe wrote: Where would you rank him with regards to the other short stops for this season? (excluding Reyes, Rollins, Jeter)

Tejada/Young/H. Ramirez/Furcal/Guillen

They're all pretty close but I would rank them like this:

Tejada
Young
Furcal
Ramirez
Guillen
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Postby tluchak » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:50 am

First of all - if you none of you guys have seen him play - make sure to catch LA if they come to your town. Furcal has the best arm I have ever seen from an infield position. Im only in my 30s but Ive seen a lot of SSs in my day (and third basemen) and Raffy's limb is unbelievable. From the mid rows in warm up he lookes like a high school kid and then he pulls back and the ball soars out like somekind of rocket fueled meteorite.

Anyways, I expect similar numbers from last year but not in such an extreme way. His slow start was offset by his rebound AND the Dodgers sick little run. WIth less offense this year I expect both the Dodgers and Raffy to be consistently mediocre fantasy hitter wise. UNless Kemp breaks through Howard-like, Kent optimizes, Nomar stays healthy....
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:03 am

I think Furcal will be a lot closer to the Furcal we saw late last season in 2007.
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Postby ayebatter » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:21 am

Havok1517 wrote:I think Furcal will be a lot closer to the Furcal we saw late last season in 2007.


yes I've seen him in LA (guy has an absolute gun), and I look for him to put up a nice run in 2007 similar to late 2006.
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Postby Halo Homers » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:15 pm

Furcal maybe batting 3rd this year. I have seen lineup projections showing Furcal 3rd and Russell Marting batting second. I think this would hurt Furcal's overall value. Less SB and R, more RBI. I don't see him hitting more HRs for the #3 spot.
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Postby Area51's » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:53 pm

way high on him this year. Had a terrible April which made his 1st half look bad and his season look marginal.

Check out his 2nd half. I see him batting 1st or even 3rd this year, but my bet is on Pierre for 2nd. Weird but true.
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