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Postby MendozaLineup » Thu May 03, 2007 5:58 pm

Is his swing noticeably slower, or chalk it up to just another slump?
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Postby deutschland » Thu May 03, 2007 6:02 pm

i don't know, but this slump is insane. i started a thread on him a couple of days ago:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... ight=abreu
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Postby The River » Thu May 03, 2007 6:38 pm

Thoughts would be great on this one as I'm trying to make a deal to get him in a trade of:

I give: Dunn, Lugo and Wheeler
FOR
I get: Abreu and Verlander
(10 teams, h2h, nonkeeper)

Do you think his age is catching up to him or he is he a great buy low?
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Postby soty » Thu May 03, 2007 8:10 pm

I wouldnt worry too much guys. Abreu is batting 3rd in a very good Yankee lineup. Also it doesnt hurt that he has ARod to protect him. I would just chalk it up as a bad slump. Bobby is too good not to figure things out.

As for your trade River its hard to say without looking at your roster, but Abreu is definitely a good buy low right now.
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Postby The River » Thu May 03, 2007 8:22 pm

My Roster:
C Ramon Hernandez
1B David Ortiz
2B Julio Lugo
3B Alex Rodriguez
SS Jimmy Rollins
OF Johnny Damon
OF Juan Pierre
OF Adam Dunn
OF Michael Cuddyer
Util (1B) Paul Kornerko
Util (3B/OF) Mark Teahen
BN (OF) Carlos Quentin
BN ----Empty Spot----
BN (2B) Josh Barfield
BN (3B) Alex Gordon
DL (1B/2B) Howie Kendrick

SP Roy Halladay
SP CC Sabathia
SP Chris Young
SP Scott Olsen
SP Kelvim Escobar
RP Trevor Hoffman
P (RP) J. J. Putz
P (RP) Adam Wainwright
P (SP,RP) Chuck James
BN (RP) Dan Wheeler
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Postby SendHelp » Thu May 03, 2007 10:51 pm

no need to worry he usually slumps in april. he'll be back in the top-30 by the end of the month.
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Postby Carnac » Thu May 03, 2007 11:45 pm

I owned Abreu for 2 years straight a few years ago. He is a notorious slow starter. His bat heats up in mid may through the end of the season. Check his splits. If you drop him you will be sorry.

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Postby Shizane » Fri May 04, 2007 6:17 pm

He is a notorious slow starter. His bat heats up in mid may through the end of the season. Check his splits. If you drop him you will be sorry.


Carnac, you should look at his splits first, because he has no pronounced differences (I wish he did because I own him too....it would make me feel a little better). If anything, perhaps he's a little worse in the 2nd half (see 2005). But, just like in stocks, past performance is not an indicator of future results. We have to trust that since he is a good player, he will start hitting like one.

2006 Season

Pre All Star
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
85 287 56 84 22 2 8 59 83 71 18 4 .293 .447 .467 .914
Post All-Star
71 261 42 79 19 0 7 48 41 67 12 2 .303 .396 .456 .852

2005 Season

Pre All Star
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
89 323 63 99 17 0 18 58 67 65 21 4 .307 .428 .526 .955
Post All-Star
73 265 41 69 20 1 6 44 50 69 10 5 .260 .376 .411 .787

2004 Season

Pre All Star
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
85 304 71 93 24 1 18 60 72 63 19 1 .306 .440 .569 1.009
Post All-Star
74 270 47 80 23 0 12 45 55 53 21 4 .296 .414 .515 .929
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Postby SendHelp » Fri May 04, 2007 11:30 pm

carnac's point was that he usually slumps in april and has a monster may. more or less evening each other out and would not show up in pre/post allstar splits.

also, the HR-derby curse bit him in the 2nd half of 2005 and he played hurt for the last 2-months of the year.

2005 APRIL OPS: .712
2005 MAY OPS: 1.327

CAREER APRIL OPS: .842
CAREER MAY OPS: .934
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Postby hwiggen » Fri May 04, 2007 11:39 pm

He hasn't been the same since he broke up with Miss Venezuela. :)
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