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Postby Rhino Tuff » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:43 pm

Is this the year that Crawford puts it all together and puts up 20 HR power along with 60 SB's? Will he produce along the same lines as Jose Reyes last year?
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:00 am

Reyes is just in a much much better lineup. Crawford could go 20/60, but still fail to score 100 Rs. I like him as a 12/13 pick after

Pujols
Soriano
Howard
ARod
Santana
Reyes
Ortiz
Cabrera
Utley
Beltran
Wright
maybe Vlad

or something like that
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Postby fantasybeast27 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:01 am

Crawford may hit 20 and steal 60, but his lineup is just so bad he doesnt get the runs he should.
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Postby Rhino Tuff » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:04 am

I understand that Crawford line up isn't close to the Mets but haven't they improved? Considering that Baldelli is back, Gomes should be healthy and due for a breakout, they'll have Delmon Young ready to produce, shouldn't that bump him up to at least 90+ runs? :-?
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Postby LukeW9027 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:08 am

Rhino Tuff wrote:I understand that Crawford line up isn't close to the Mets but haven't they improved? Considering that Baldelli is back, Gomes should be healthy and due for a breakout, they'll have Delmon Young ready to produce, shouldn't that bump him up to at least 90+ runs? :-?


I dont think thats an unreasonable number. Some of it also depends on where he hits in the order.
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Postby RynMan » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:36 am

Yeah, I don't think calling the Rays lineup bad is valid. You can expect improvement in almost every slot in the order.

To answer the original question, yes. Steady progression in all aspects of his game. Reasonable to expect the same this year, giving him big-time fantasy value.

.300, 22HR, 90 RBI, 100 R, 55 SB.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:49 am

Yeah, I don't think calling the Rays lineup bad is valid.


Ok sure, they've improved, but if they aren't bad, there's a VERY short list of teams that are.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:56 am

fantasybeast27 wrote:Crawford may hit 20 and steal 60, but his lineup is just so bad he doesnt get the runs he should.



He definitely will not score the same amount of runs as Reyes will due to the rest of the team, but Crawfords surrounding are getting better. A full year of Baldelli, Young, and Upton could raise Crawford numbers by 20 or 30.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:13 am

Crawford had 100+ runs in 2004 and 2005 (and in 2005 he was not hitting leadoff, if I recall correctly) so the potential is there for another 100+ season. Plus, the DR lineup is improving and could be surprisingly good if Baldelli, Gomes, Delmon, etc. live up to their hype.

As for Crawford, I expect 310-20-75-100-55 with upside for 325-25-65. He's gonna have a HUGE year in the next few years, 2007 might be it.
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Postby Ender » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:19 am

There is no way Crawford only has 55 RBI. The past 2 years he's had 81 and 77. Last year he had 176 R+RBI. Reyes had 203. Crawford is more of a lock for a high average and most likely will beat Reyes in HR's. I think they are relatively close in value myself.
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