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Postby tluchak » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:38 am

I like this guy if I can get him fairly cheap after people overpay for some other guys. But this one stat line is glaring at me from 2000. Does anyone know why he had such a power outage?? Look at the discrepancy in one year. 6 v. 30 Hrs. Any thoughts/knowledge/insight? Otherwise this guys minor stats are strong.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB

2000 AA-New Britain 138 490 72 129 30 8 6 61 55 93 5
2001 AA-New Britain 141 509 95 153 36 3 30 87 75 106 5
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:08 am

Stupid question, I'm sure:

Why are you looking at his minors numbers from over half-a-decade ago?

What you should be concerned with is this...

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That spike smacks of a regression to me.
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What a jackass response

Postby tluchak » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:15 am

There are no stupid questions regarding a 6 hr season when you are looking for a guy to be a solid power OF. I was hoping someone had an idea if he was injured or not or if there was a tough park for that team that year. I love how you include 2001 in your pretty chart and chastise me for looking at 2000.
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:18 am

Screw '01. I'm looking at the nice, straight, flat line from '02-'05.

The guy isn't what he was last year.
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Postby tluchak » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:21 am

You need to take into consideration that your numbers are skewed. You only factor in his MLB average for those years. He was tearing up the minors in other parts of some of those years. There is going to be a period of adjustment any time you make the move. If you dont look at minor league stats then you are gonna make some huge mistakes in your drafts.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:22 am

I also think he will be a decent value guy at the draft. He was once a highly touted hitter and was bounced around like a pinball early in his career. He was given a chance to start and didn't make the most of it. 06 was only his 3rd full MLB season and it seems like he finally settled down. He'll still only be 28 going into 07 so I think there is a fairly good chance he will at least repeat his numbers.
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Postby ironman » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:24 am

Cuddyer was a highly-touted prospect when first came up as a SS, but with nowhere to really play him he ended up platooning in RF with Bobby Kielty and Dustan Mohr and didn't see much time. He eventually took over 3B for Corey Koskie but struggled there, and then was relegated to a utility role.

The guy has always had the talent, and last season I think he just finally put it all together. With a solid role in the OF this year, he can easily produce the same numbers he did a year ago.

Although I'm going to miss his insane position eligibility from last year. Cuddyer qualified almost everywhere!
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:26 am

ironman wrote:Cuddyer was a highly-touted prospect when first came up as a SS, but with nowhere to really play him he ended up platooning in RF with Bobby Kielty and Dustan Mohr and didn't see much time. He eventually took over 3B for Corey Koskie but struggled there, and then was relegated to a utility role.

The guy has always had the talent, and last season I think he just finally put it all together. With a solid role in the OF this year, he can easily produce the same numbers he did a year ago.

Although I'm going to miss his insane position eligibility from last year. Cuddyer qualified almost everywhere!


Yeah he was an awesome UTIL guy last year. I actually predicted he would breakout. ;-)
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Postby legoshoe » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:28 am

Last year he also packed on the weight before the season started so his swing was a lot more confident and stronger.
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Postby tluchak » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:30 am

pay for him in a 12 team mixed and a 10 team mixed standard auction?
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