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Was Soriano's last year's numbers a fluke?

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What numbers do you expect out of Soriano?

Better than last year
2
7%
Worse than last year
17
59%
About the same
10
34%
 
Total votes : 29

Postby jwhands » Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:56 pm

He's definitely going to be 30hr/50sb this year. Look for Torre to have him run a lot more this year. He's going to turn Soriano into more of a speed guy.
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Postby metsfan1969 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:04 pm

I like Soriano, but there's no way he repeats ly's numbers. He might get more sb's but I think pitchers will be smarter to him this year.
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Postby hayseed » Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:05 pm

he'll drop off a bit, but not too much
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Postby Bennyy22 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:13 pm

thats also why i have my opinion on A-Rod in the prediction forumhttp://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com ... php?t=2349

because the pitchers will be like they are to bonds. his stats will drop a bit
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Postby BGbootha » Fri Feb 21, 2003 11:43 pm

i don't think he is going to show the 'power' numbers he did last year. But he is going to improve. Besides that he is the only lead off guy in the league with a deep enough lineup, that he will have plently of RBI chances, bot to mention how many times the guys behind him are going to let him cross the plate.

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Postby stevelabny » Sat Feb 22, 2003 2:20 am

of course he will repeat those numbers or close or better.

why? HES GOOD

vlad doesnt have any plate discipline either.

the whole NEW GENERATION of hitters has no plate discipline,
looking at hitters that way is a fantasy trend of the PAST.

the new guys are soooo good that they can hit anything, and they know it, so they swing at anything.

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Postby icepak » Sat Feb 22, 2003 2:40 am

Soriano definitly has the skill to go freeswinging and put up good average, but when I look at a player, I look at the probability of success. and to me, he only done it for one year, Vlad's been consistent for what, six years or so. Repeating # he put up last season is a tall order.
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Postby Bennyy22 » Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:11 am

but vlad has been playing longer. soriano has only started the past two years and when he starts he puts up some numbers:
Runs-305 HR's- 57 SB's-84 OBP-.318 RBI's-175

not bad. and he only getting better...
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Postby gypsyspot » Sat Feb 22, 2003 3:30 am

i think he'll put up around 30 HRs and keep the 40 sbs along with the .300 average. He is a fine young man.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 22, 2003 1:17 pm

stevelabny wrote:of course he will repeat those numbers or close or better.

why? HES GOOD

vlad doesnt have any plate discipline either.

the whole NEW GENERATION of hitters has no plate discipline,
looking at hitters that way is a fantasy trend of the PAST.

the new guys are soooo good that they can hit anything, and they know it, so they swing at anything.

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Hold the phone a minute there. Vlad does have plate discipline. You don't call a 417 oba very good? 84 walks to 70 strikeouts. It doesnt get much better. Vlads career oba is 386, which is good, and as a comparision, better then Ichiros. Lets see, this new generation has hitters like Pujols/Vlad/Berkman/Manny/Bonds/Giambi? You say looking at plate discipline is a FANTASY trend now outdated? One, its a major analytical tool used by scouts in REAL BB, so it has its value in fantasy as well to help forecast. Swinging at anything might work in little league, but in mlb, very few guys have had success using that approach. Pitchers are simply going to not throw Soriano any strikes, forcing him to develop his eye and walk, or watch his avg and oba decline. Sorianos not a fluke. You dont go 39/41 with luck or career year. His wrists are lightning quick. At 25, hes got time to limit his pitch selection. Sosa never started walking to he was 29.
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