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Aaron Rowand. Under the radar?

Postby activechamp2006 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:00 pm

Philadelphia Phili Aaron Rowand is having himself a pretty good April. Is this a showing of more things to come?

This April: 4 hr 11 rbi 10 runs 2 sb 364 BA

Now remember last April he started off hitting pretty well, before he got hurt in May.

2006 April: 3 hr 7 rbi 13 runs 4 sb 304 BA

He plays in a hitters haven and can be an all category contributor if he gets 500 at bats.

In 2004 with the white sox Rowand hit 24 hr 69 rbi 94 runs 17 sb with a 310 BA. So he's shown he can get the job done.

Very nice under the radar 20-20 guy here.

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Postby JTWood » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:04 pm

Aaron Rowand has two problems:

#1 - He's very streaky
#2 - Sometimes those streaks end up against outfield walls.

I like him in deep leagues and in NL-only leagues. If you're in a standard mixed league, though, I'm not a big fan. If you're in a H2H league, I'm even less of a fan.
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Postby bceagles04 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:07 pm

He was a guy I really targeted after his 2004 season, however he never lived up to my expectations. I still like him a lot, and if he ever stays healthy, he has the talent to be a great 3rd fantasy OF. He is capable of .300-25-95-95-20
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:14 pm

i think he can be a solid 3rd of, but i think .300/25/25 is the max. i think .280 20 hr 18ish sb is what you could expect from him. a good comparison for him would be eric byrnes, just alittle worse.
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Postby great gretzky » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:15 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:i think he can be a solid 3rd of, but i think .300/25/25 is the max. i think .280 20 hr 18ish sb is what you could expect from him. a good comparison for him would be eric byrnes, just alittle worse.


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Postby JTWood » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:26 pm

I agree with all of those expectations of his career year, however, I don't believe it will happen.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:37 pm

great gretzky wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i think he can be a solid 3rd of, but i think .300/25/25 is the max. i think .280 20 hr 18ish sb is what you could expect from him. a good comparison for him would be eric byrnes, just alittle worse.


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Re: Aaron Rowand. Under the radar?

Postby Madison » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:29 pm

activechamp2006 wrote:Very nice under the radar 20-20 guy here.


Stick "possible" in front of 20/20 and that's why I wound up with him on several teams with a very late pick. No complaints yet. :-)
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:37 pm

JTWood wrote:Aaron Rowand has two problems:

#1 - He's very streaky
#2 - Sometimes those streaks end up against outfield walls.

I like him in deep leagues and in NL-only leagues. If you're in a standard mixed league, though, I'm not a big fan. If you're in a H2H league, I'm even less of a fan.


Yep. Spot on.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:56 pm

i think he can be a solid 3rd of, but i think .300/25/25 is the max. i think .280 20 hr 18ish sb is what you could expect from him. a good comparison for him would be eric byrnes, just alittle worse.


Just my personal opinion, but I don't see Byrnes's upside as being palpably higher than Rowand's. Rowand is in a potentially sick lineup and has the tools to hit .300 and steal 20 bags. In that lineup, and in that park, there's no reason he can't get to 25 HRs.

If he hit .300 and got 600 ABs, I'd say he'd go 100/100 also.

At any rate, I think he has a better shot to hit .300 than Byrnes.

You think Rowand is streaky...
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