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Postby Wharton93 » Tue May 01, 2007 8:44 pm

He's on a 5 for 14 stretch with another 7 walks in the past week, with at least 1 HBP so his OBP is on a mini tear. He has at least 1 hit in all but 6 games played since the 9th of April. Only 1 SB this year, but 2 CS so he's trying.

Nothing to write home about, but he has picked it up of late.
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Postby jdsun1 » Tue May 01, 2007 9:13 pm

0-2 today with the the only guy on the Royals roster to K. Not worth holding onto IMO.
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Postby Yoda » Tue May 01, 2007 9:18 pm

People were way overrating him. I mentioned a few times. I still think a Teixeira like rookie campaign is possible but people were predicting Pujols like numbers.

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Postby dewey finn » Tue May 01, 2007 10:07 pm

Who will have better numbers by seasons end: Butler or Gordon?
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Postby Wing_Kei » Tue May 01, 2007 11:42 pm

Matt Buser of Yahoo! had this to say about Gordon:

Alex Gordon's three walks (4/26 @ Min) probably didn't get a lot of attention from fantasy owners, but they could be one of a few signs that he's starting to come around. Gordon also had two singles in the game, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances. Over the past seven games, Gordon has put together a .285/.516/.333 line – granted, you'd like to see more power from him, but the Royals' uber-prospect is certainly starting to be more selective at the plate, a good sign in and of itself. Gordon struck out 16 times in 12 games before drawing his first walk of the season, but has 11 walks and 13 strikeouts over his past 12 games. Gordon began the season batting fifth for the Royals, accumulating a .088/.139/.206 line in nine games – the pressure of massive expectations no doubt weighed heavily on his shoulders. Since being moved down in the order, Gordon has amassed a .234/.410/.362 line – again, not a huge help to fantasy teams, but a clear sign of improvement. Gordon was owned in 55 percent of Yahoo! leagues at the beginning of the season, but that number is currently at 21 percent – add him to your Watch List and at least keep an eye on Gordon over the next few weeks to see if his numbers continue to improve.


Think he's worth stashing in a 14 team H2H non keeper?
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Postby thedude » Tue May 01, 2007 11:56 pm

Wing_Kei wrote:Matt Buser of Yahoo! had this to say about Gordon:

Alex Gordon's three walks (4/26 @ Min) probably didn't get a lot of attention from fantasy owners, but they could be one of a few signs that he's starting to come around. Gordon also had two singles in the game, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances. Over the past seven games, Gordon has put together a .285/.516/.333 line – granted, you'd like to see more power from him, but the Royals' uber-prospect is certainly starting to be more selective at the plate, a good sign in and of itself. Gordon struck out 16 times in 12 games before drawing his first walk of the season, but has 11 walks and 13 strikeouts over his past 12 games. Gordon began the season batting fifth for the Royals, accumulating a .088/.139/.206 line in nine games – the pressure of massive expectations no doubt weighed heavily on his shoulders. Since being moved down in the order, Gordon has amassed a .234/.410/.362 line – again, not a huge help to fantasy teams, but a clear sign of improvement. Gordon was owned in 55 percent of Yahoo! leagues at the beginning of the season, but that number is currently at 21 percent – add him to your Watch List and at least keep an eye on Gordon over the next few weeks to see if his numbers continue to improve.


Think he's worth stashing in a 14 team H2H non keeper?


If it funny you should mention Matt Buser of Yahoo!, because Matt Buser of the Fantasy Baseball Cafe had this to say,

mbuser wrote:first 12 games: 0 BB, 16 K
past 12 games: 11 BB, 13 K

he hasn't exactly been 'heating up' (although he's 6 for 21 over the past 7 games) but those numbers are at least a good sign in general



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But yeah i would hold onto him for now. A lot of prospects struggle when the skip a level. This year he skipped AAA and was promoted directly to the Majors in his second pro season. Gordon, i remember right, got better as the year progressed last year after being thrown into double A with no pro experience. I would hold him onto him if your league is deep.
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Postby Wing_Kei » Wed May 02, 2007 12:21 am

thedude wrote:If it funny you should mention Matt Buser of Yahoo!, because Matt Buser of the Fantasy Baseball Cafe had this to say,

mbuser wrote:first 12 games: 0 BB, 16 K
past 12 games: 11 BB, 13 K

he hasn't exactly been 'heating up' (although he's 6 for 21 over the past 7 games) but those numbers are at least a good sign in general



:-b


But yeah i would hold onto him for now. A lot of prospects struggle when the skip a level. This year he skipped AAA and was promoted directly to the Majors in his second pro season. Gordon, i remember right, got better as the year progressed last year after being thrown into double A with no pro experience. I would hold him onto him if your league is deep.


They must be the same Buser? :-D

Since it's only been a month guess there's plenty of time for him to improve.
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Postby dewey finn » Sat May 05, 2007 11:18 am

I just can't get myself to drop this guy, dunno why
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Postby jdsun1 » Sat May 05, 2007 12:01 pm

dewey finn wrote:I just can't get myself to drop this guy, dunno why


Becuase when you do is when he goes off and we are starting to see some improvement. ALthough If it comes down to it im dropping him for butler.
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Postby x_Momentum » Sat May 05, 2007 3:33 pm

dewey finn wrote:Who will have better numbers by seasons end: Butler or Gordon?


Butler is showing a lot more promise at this time but Gordon's AVG has basically doubled in a few weeks. I mean, yeah, it's a pathetic like .170 or whatnot but I'd take a .170 AVG over a .091 anyday. Butler's going to definitely give Gordon a run for his money but I think that Gordon is going to heat up with the weather. Once summer rolls around, I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of angry former Gordon owners.
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