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Kinsler..A 30 HR, 100 RBI guy?

Postby kemper5 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:56 pm

Thought it would be more down the road, but man is he smashing the ball this year. 30 HR's, 100 RBI's..Possibility?
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Postby mweir145 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:59 pm

I don't see him ever hitting for 100 RBIs for where he is hitting in the lineup (and where he's projected to be: #2). 30 HRs is probably also a stretch as well. I've gotta see more of him before saying stuff like this is in his future.
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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:00 pm

smashing the ball this year? Just to remind you, the baseball year is only one week old.
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Postby duckbillgates » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:04 pm

Not a possibility, unless he really, really gets some help from the Rangers lineup and home park.

He had a good game. He's a solid player at 2B, but it's a long season.
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Postby masterpinky0509 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:05 pm

After the first two weeks of April last year people were projecting Chris Shelton to scratch the 40 homer ceiling, w/ conservative estimates having him finishing between 30-35...

That being said, I like Kinsler better and I'll put my guess in at 27 homers.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:07 pm

Personally, I see Kinsler devoloping in to a 25/80 guy.
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Postby tuff_gong » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:23 pm

Hitting in the lower half of the order, no way. But 20 hr's and 80-85 rbi's is a possibility.
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Postby KOSTAS » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:25 pm

Absolutely possible that Kinsler becomes a 30 HR, 90-100RBI, 20SB guy. SKills are there, park is there, age is on his side. He added 20 lbs muscle in the offseason.

It's silly that the Rangers have him batting 9th. Tex needs protection in that lineup. Sosa can't do that. They will keep walking Tex until they either move Kinsler to 5th or trade for another stick. Ultimately, Kinsler will be a terrific #2 hitter and the sky is the limit.
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Postby CPHFighter1 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:27 pm

tuff_gong wrote:Hitting in the lower half of the order, no way. But 20 hr's and 80-85 rbi's is a possibility.


I hear this a lot around here, so I'll mention it now. Doesn't performance lead to where you hit in the lineup? Everyone treats the causality backwards around here: "He won't hit 30 home runs, because he hits 9th". I don't understand how hitting in the lower half of the lineup limits your home run potential.

I realize that maybe you see more of a pitchers junk at the bottom of the order as opposed to hitting, say, #1, or #2 in front of the best hitters on the team, but that's where it ends for me. Am I missing something?
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Postby fiz » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:31 pm

CPHFighter1 wrote:
tuff_gong wrote:Hitting in the lower half of the order, no way. But 20 hr's and 80-85 rbi's is a possibility.


I hear this a lot around here, so I'll mention it now. Doesn't performance lead to where you hit in the lineup? Everyone treats the causality backwards around here: "He won't hit 30 home runs, because he hits 9th". I don't understand how hitting in the lower half of the lineup limits your home run potential.

I realize that maybe you see more of a pitchers junk at the bottom of the order as opposed to hitting, say, #1, or #2 in front of the best hitters on the team, but that's where it ends for me. Am I missing something?


the thing that stands out to me is that hitting 9th instead of hitting 2nd results in a good deal fewer at bats over the course of the season.
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