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Postby bceagles04 » Wed May 02, 2007 9:48 pm

Just something I noticed:

Sizemore in 2007:

83 AB's
21 Hits
28 K's

Whats with all these K's?

I checked back a few years:

2005: 640 AB's and 132 K's
2006: 655 AB's and 153 K's

Seems to be an awfully high K rate for a leadoff hitter. What gives?
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Postby eftda » Wed May 02, 2007 9:52 pm

I can't explain the high K rate for Sizemore, but he's not your typical lead off hitter. The Tribe wants to move him to the #3 hole once they have a typical leadoff guy. I would expect this in 1-2 years.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 02, 2007 9:54 pm

He gets a hit or K's, doesn't matter as he is a stud and the k rate hasn't effected his stats
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Postby Honus » Wed May 02, 2007 10:30 pm

.431 on base percentage, 13th highest in all of baseball. Good enough to play leadoff on my team any day.
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Postby thedude » Wed May 02, 2007 10:34 pm

He is being wasted in the leadoff spot. Sizemore really should be batting third.
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Postby Chicago RedSox » Thu May 03, 2007 10:57 am

I read somewhere that his goal this season was to lower his K rate. He started off well, but has been K'ing up a storm lately. I think he'll turn it around and keep the K's to a career low. (keeping my fingers crossed)
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Postby sstobe » Thu May 03, 2007 1:54 pm

I believe Grady would be moved down to 3rd in the order if Barfield could ever hit the ball, but he has issues this year. I think that would be the perfect scenario for the Indians.
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Postby gfantasy » Thu May 03, 2007 2:04 pm

I doubt he ends the season as the leadoff hitter...
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Postby masterpinky0509 » Thu May 03, 2007 2:29 pm

Sizemore's k's are a legit. concern, they're probably the reason he won't be a .300 hitter any time soon. I see him more as a .280/25-30 HR/25-30 SB guy, which does fit better in the No. 3 slot.
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Postby pangbones » Thu May 03, 2007 3:40 pm

eftda wrote:I can't explain the high K rate for Sizemore, but he's not your typical lead off hitter. The Tribe wants to move him to the #3 hole once they have a typical leadoff guy. I would expect this in 1-2 years.


This is true. He'll probably lead off the entire season, because they don't really have any other options.
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