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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu May 03, 2007 9:18 pm

Dude, here is a short list of hitters who have gotten off to slow starts in '07.

Alfonso Soriano
Mark Teixeira
Ryan Howard
Chase Utley
Michael Young
Lance Berkman
David Wright
Gary Sheffield

Justin Morneau won the AL MVP last year for a reason. He's good. He'll turn it around, I promise...
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Postby Young 8 » Thu May 03, 2007 9:20 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Tough to consider a guy batting .280 with 6 April HR, 18 R and 16 RBI slumping. 13 BB drawn, too. I don't think we've seen the best Justin has to offer in 2007 quite yet.


yes, the overall stats are good but 0.160 RISP is quite frustrating...for his owners
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 03, 2007 9:22 pm

Young 8 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Tough to consider a guy batting .280 with 6 April HR, 18 R and 16 RBI slumping. 13 BB drawn, too. I don't think we've seen the best Justin has to offer in 2007 quite yet.


yes, the overall stats are good but 0.160 RISP is quite frustrating...for his owners


Oh, as an owner, I do agree, though as was pointed out, he was significantly worse last April, and his totals speak for themselves. I think he'll be right there again this season.
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Postby Payne Dailey » Thu May 03, 2007 9:26 pm

Young 8 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Tough to consider a guy batting .280 with 6 April HR, 18 R and 16 RBI slumping. 13 BB drawn, too. I don't think we've seen the best Justin has to offer in 2007 quite yet.


yes, the overall stats are good but 0.160 RISP is quite frustrating...for his owners


I own him and I'm not frustrated.


If it was the start of May and he was .160 0HR 2R 2RBI 45/13 K/BB I might be worried.
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Postby LiveForever » Thu May 03, 2007 9:47 pm

batting average with RISP means absolutely nothing. Its just noise.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 04, 2007 12:10 am

LiveForever wrote:batting average with RISP means absolutely nothing. Its just noise.


Means nothing?? I'd say that it means something. Not at this point of the season as a means to panic but it is definitely important.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Fri May 04, 2007 2:33 am

I had him last season and he was far worse than this. He was sitting something like .239 in late May, with a bunch of homers but a whole lot more strikeouts and little else. Thought I was sitting on Dunn lite.
So I tried several attempts to deal him, but no takers.

Thank goodness. :-°
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Postby Half Massed » Fri May 04, 2007 3:34 am

AKhomebrewer wrote:I had him last season and he was far worse than this. He was sitting something like .239 in late May, with a bunch of homers but a whole lot more strikeouts and little else. Thought I was sitting on Dunn lite.
So I tried several attempts to deal him, but no takers.

Thank goodness. :-°


I got him off waivers last year. ;-D

Hitting with RISP is clearly important, as it leads to RBIs, but it's not the be-all end-all. You can find some statistic that's troubling for almost every hitter right now if you look hard enough.
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Postby LiveForever » Fri May 04, 2007 1:58 pm

Find me a hitter that consistently, year in year out, does drastically better or worse with RISP then he does in any "normal" situation. Its not a skill anymore then hitting for average is a skill. If Morneau is truly a 300 hitter then over his career he will more then likely hit around 300 with RISP. So don't worry about it.
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Postby shasty mcnasty » Fri May 04, 2007 2:22 pm

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