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Rickey Henderson in his prime, where would you draft him?

Postby Mr. Smithers » Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:58 pm

I think 3rd or 4th overall. When any one take him first. Remeber this is the Rickey of the 80s a guy who could hit 315 steal 80 knock in 70 score 100 and hit 20 something hrs. Not many players out there doing that now.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:01 pm

Let's clarify this: Are you saying where would I draft "Prime" Ricky if he was in his prime today?

If yes, then I'd draft him second, right after Arod, methinks.


Look at it this way--Pierre goes in the fourth round with 60 steals and that's about it. Add to that a great average, some good pop, plus decent RBIs and tons of runs, and you have a top performer, in my opinion.
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Postby Swinger » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:05 pm

I'd say its more like Beltran, with more steals and a better average. And since people are so willing to take Beltran in the first round, Henderson would be top.. 2-3?
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Re: Rickey Henderson in his prime, where would you draft him?

Postby LCBOY » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:13 pm

Mr. Smithers wrote:I think 3rd or 4th overall. When any one take him first. Remeber this is the Rickey of the 80s a guy who could hit 315 steal 80 knock in 70 score 100 and hit 20 something hrs. Not many players out there doing that now.


Uhhhh.....No one does this now. :-°

I'd pick him no worse than #2 overall.
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Postby trevisc » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:15 pm

i wouldn't draft him at all..

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The most games he played was 158 in his Rookie season. Yes..he had 100sbs but he had 8 homers and 53 rbis. I'd take him about the 6th round.
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Was in his prime?

Postby Ballwreckers » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:17 pm

He still thinks he is STILL in his prime!
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Re: Was in his prime?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:34 pm

Ballwreckers wrote:He still thinks he is STILL in his prime!
Who are you to say Ricky isn't in Ricky's prime? Ricky knows what Ricky can do and Ricky says Ricky is still in Ricky's prime. :-)
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Postby Ballwreckers » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:36 pm

Ricky is like women..can't live with him..can't live without him j/k
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:37 pm

trevisc wrote:i wouldn't draft him at all..

:-t

The most games he played was 158 in his Rookie season. Yes..he had 100sbs but he had 8 homers and 53 rbis. I'd take him about the 6th round.


I though we are talking about his prime years? Here are some of his prime years:

1985: .314/.419/.516, 146 Runs, 172 hits, 28 doubles, 24 HRs, 72 RBIs, 80 SB, 99 BBs
1986: .263./.363/.469, 130 Runs, 160 hits, 31 doubles, 28 HRs, 74 RBIs, 80 SBs
1990: .325/.439/.577, 119 runs, 159 hits, 33 doubles, 28 HRs, 61 RBIs, 65 SBs
1993: .289/.432/.474, 114 runs, 139 hits, 22 doubles, 21 HRs, 59 RBIs, 53 SBs

Also, remember his best seasons were BEFORE the offensive explosion and all the cheap HRs that are hit today. And he played in pitchers parks (Oakland and NY). A 27-year old Rickey would hit for far more power today.
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Re: Was in his prime?

Postby mikcou » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:41 pm

Ballwreckers wrote:He still thinks he is STILL in his prime!


Ricky will always think he is in his prime... He will also always think that every strike called on him is wrong... :-D
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