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Postby deerayfan072 » Tue May 15, 2007 10:44 pm

He was once a top prospect for the Rangers and A's. He had trouble with striking out too much, but has started to hit the ball the other way now. He has 7 HR and is batting over .270. If the Rays give him more playing time, like i think they will do you think he will pan out to be what he was supposed to?
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:11 pm

ok so he is 2-2 with a run again so far tonight. He is starting to hit the ball the pther way and not just pull it. I mean he was the 10th pick overall, anyone else think he could turn into a nice option at the util spot?
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Postby Grouperman941 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:30 pm

He was a very good young player. IIRC, the A's rushed him and then kind of babied him and finally traded him.

I was a big fan at the time. His trade to the Tigers was the coup de gras to his hitting skills for some reason.

I was glad to see him in ST with the Rays. He looked good, and if he hits the way he was supposed to with the A's, he is a solid 1b.
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Postby Noggy » Wed May 16, 2007 8:36 pm

Didn't he have a similar numbers a few years ago with the Tigers.... only to end up back in the minors and then cut? He's been around for a while and I really wouldn't hold my breath on him figuring it out. I wouldn't put too much stock in the where he was drafted. A lot of top picks don't even make it to the big leagues.

Absolute best case, he's a really, really cheap source of HR while killing your average. Basically his 2004 season. I think that's his upside.
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 16, 2007 8:57 pm

Ride the hot streak but we've been here before with Carlos.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:01 pm

I personally think he still has a large skill set and still has some potential. Though, I think he wasted on the Devil Rays since they don't need offense and have other guys capable of playing 1B. I think he would be a great fit for the Giants. He's be an upgrade over Aurilla at 1B and he's a lefty which plays well in SF. He sorta reminds me of the situation and Adrian Gonzalez was in a few years ago with the Marlins then the Rangers, and finally showing what he can do with the Padres.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:20 pm

Im happy we got him on the team.

3-4 so far tonight with 2 runs scored. He also plays great defense, he has saved the rays many errors on throwing by his great D
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Postby jlm53089 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:20 am

well all know he has the potential but its a matter of putting it together.
i like him and i hope he keeps it up.


and deerayfan i love the sig
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu May 17, 2007 9:20 pm

2-2 BB R RBI so far tonight

He has looked real lately. I picked him up and i am gonna ride the wave
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Thu May 17, 2007 9:22 pm

Yoda wrote:Ride the hot streak but we've been here before with Carlos.


Absolutely. It's hard to even call him streaky. He's just OFF or ON.
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