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Postby chinch sacs » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:18 pm

I have a list of 15 mid-round players that had fallen short of our expectations from last year. Most because of injury, some because of age, and some that...um...just sucked.

Please leave feedback on any of the players, good or bad, and if you think they will rebound next season.


Name...........Pos......R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.......Age.......Games

Loduca...........C........64, 7, 52, 0, .273............31..........147

Klesko...........1B.......47, 21, 67, 2, .252, ........32..........121

Sweeney.......1B.......62, 16, 83, 3, .293..........30..........108

R. Alomar......2B.......76, 5, 39, 12, .258..........36..........140

Durham.........2B.......61, 8, 33, 7, .285...........32..........110

Spivey...........2B.......52, 13, 50, 4, .255.........28..........106

Aurilia............SS.......65, 13, 58, 2, .277.........32.........129

Rollins...........SS........85, 8, 62, 20, .263.........25.........156

Alfonzo..........3B........56, 13, 81, 5, .259.........30.........142

Glaus.............3B........53, 16, 50, 7, .248.........27..........91

Hinske...........3B........74, 12, 63, 12, .243.......26.........124

Burrell...........OF.........57, 21, 64, 0, .209........27.........146

Floyd..............OF........57, 18, 68, 3, .290........31.........108

J. Gonzalez.....OF.........49, 24, 70, 1, .294.......34..........82

B. Williams.....OF.........77, 15, 64, 5, .263.......35..........119
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Re: Some underachievers...

Postby DK » Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:13 pm

chinch sacs wrote:I have a list of 15 mid-round players that had fallen short of our expectations from last year. Most because of injury, some because of age, and some that...um...just sucked.

Please leave feedback on any of the players, good or bad, and if you think they will rebound next season.


Name...........Pos......R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.......Age.......Games

Loduca...........C........64, 7, 52, 0, .273............31..........147

Klesko...........1B.......47, 21, 67, 2, .252, ........32..........121

Sweeney.......1B.......62, 16, 83, 3, .293..........30..........108

R. Alomar......2B.......76, 5, 39, 12, .258..........36..........140

Durham.........2B.......61, 8, 33, 7, .285...........32..........110

Spivey...........2B.......52, 13, 50, 4, .255.........28..........106

Aurilia............SS.......65, 13, 58, 2, .277.........32.........129

Rollins...........SS........85, 8, 62, 20, .263.........25.........156

Alfonzo..........3B........56, 13, 81, 5, .259.........30.........142

Glaus.............3B........53, 16, 50, 7, .248.........27..........91

Hinske...........3B........74, 12, 63, 12, .243.......26.........124

Burrell...........OF.........57, 21, 64, 0, .209........27.........146

Floyd..............OF........57, 18, 68, 3, .290........31.........108

J. Gonzalez.....OF.........49, 24, 70, 1, .294.......34..........82

B. Williams.....OF.........77, 15, 64, 5, .263.......35..........119

LoDuca-Bust
Klesko-Must
Sweeney-Must
Alomar-Bust
Durham-In the middle
Spivey-Bust (close to it)
Aurilia-Bust
Rollins-Must
Alfonzo-Bust
Glaus-Must
Hinske-Bust
Burrell-Must
Floyd-Must
Gonzalez-Must
Williams-In the Middle
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Postby Swinger » Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:18 pm

I think Juan G.'s numbers are nasty for a guy who missed half the season. 24 homers, 70 rbis!
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I'll comment on 3.

Postby Tribe-Fan » Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:04 pm

Klesko: At 32, is still at a good age for his type of hitter. I would expect a decent bounceback, probably all the way back to his 2002 numbers, 90-100 runs, 25-35 HR, 90-100 RBI, or even beyond considering he will be surrounded by a pretty good lineup in Burroughs, Nevin, Giles, and possibly Kendall.

Sweeney: The guy can flat out hit, but he is injury prone. If he can stay healthy, he can be one of the most consistent 1B's in the AL, and his high BA potential is very valuable. How many guys can hit .340 with power? Not many. If Beltran were to leave, that could hurt his numbers, but my guess is that KC keeps Beltran for another Pena-inspired run at the weakest division in baseball.

Glaus: The best on the list from a comeback perspective. He broke in back in 99', and proceded to play in more then 150 games and get more then 550 AB's in every year until last year. That is pretty solid. He is at that prime hitting age of 28, where most hitters begin their best years. This time last year he was being discussed as possibly the best 3rd bagger in the game, especially after the stellar 2002 post-season performance. Watch the medical news, but if he comes into the season with a clean bill of health, then this is the guy to get and get fast. I am hoping he doesn't get kept in my 7 keeper league because I have a hole at 3rd that this guy could fill very nicely.

There is one more guy I will discuss. Gonzalez is sort of a pet player of mine, whereas I draft him most years and then deal him to a power-starved team before the break. He goes on early streaks where it seems like he hits a homer a game with 4 RBI, and he gets a lot of press, which makes him an easy trade. I had him in 2001 and 2003 and made good deals both years. But don't hold the guy too long. Obviously last year he got hurt, but in 2001 he faded bad down the stretch, probably from boredom, so unload the guy early and you can and take the 20 HR and 60 RBI he has gotten you already and deposit them into the bank.
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Postby eftda » Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:50 pm

what did you mean by "musT"
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Re: Some underachievers...

Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:25 pm

chinch sacs wrote:Loduca...No ....
Klesko...Yes ...
Sweeney ... Yes ...
R. Alomar ... No ...
Durham ... No ..
Spivey ... Yes ...
Aurilia ... Never again ..
Rollins ... Yes ..
Alfonzo ... NO, NO, NO
Glaus ... Yes
Hinske .. Yes
Burrell .. Yes, Yes , Yes
Floyd .. No
J. Gonzalez .. NO
B. Williams ..Yes ..


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Postby mightyian5 » Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:33 am

if gonzalez is healthy, hell destroy once again. happiness is also a factor with his attitude.
theyre coming.....
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:13 am

eftda wrote:what did you mean by "musT"


I think that it's along the lines of must draft.
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Postby Sticky Spice » Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:06 am

I would like to second Sweeney and Hinske.

I think everyone knew Hinske would not repeat 2002 and in fact probably could have forecasted his slumpish sophomore campaign.

But I was very impressed by the way he seemed to come back in the last few months after his poor start and annoying injuries. I also was very intrigued by his steals.

Glaus and Burrell to me are the most intriguing. Glaus because we all know he can be sooo good and Burrell because his price tag will deflate by double digits - whether his VALUE will deflate by that much will be very interesting to see.

Does anyone else think Eric Chavez was disappointing and could bounce back? What was his deal - LHP'ing?
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Postby DK » Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:40 am

Lofunzo wrote:
eftda wrote:what did you mean by "musT"


I think that it's along the lines of must draft.


Somewhere around that. I was actually just trying to find a word that rhymed with "bust" and that was the best i got. :D
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