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Know who's hot? Conor Jackson is hot!

Postby George_Foreman » Tue May 29, 2007 1:46 am

And I do mean SCORCHING!

I probably should have posted this earlier this week, but I guess I didn't want to jinx it. Oh well.

This guy (and his 22:14 BB:K ratio, yes, that's BB:K, not K:BB) has spent the past 8 games regressing to the mean after hitting .222 to start the year out. He now sports a .277 BA and has had multiple hits in 7 of his last 8 games. Yowza. If you'd like, you can go back further and see that for the month of May, he's hitting .308/.416/.462, and that was before he added three more hits, including a 2B and a HR tonight.

Now, I know, many will scoff at the idea of picking up a 1B with a mere 3 HRs on the season. But let's all try to remember that this guy was a top-rated prospect going in to 2006, hits in a hitter's park, and has already demonstrated significant improvement in his periferrals. At this point, I'd look at him as an add-and-wait in standardy 12-team Yahoo! formats, and as an immediate start in deeper/NL-only leagues.


And while I'm on the topic of former-top-prospect, possibly-light-hitting 1B from the West who started slow but are now making a surge, Casey Kotchman is probably also worth a look.
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Postby SpecialFNK » Tue May 29, 2007 1:54 am

i thought Arizona was a hitters ballpark, isnt it?

i trade for Jackson early in the season because i thought he was going to improve on last season.. but i dropped him early May for Alex Gordon. i wish i still had Jackson, but seeing that i allready had 1B eligible guys (Fielder/Konerko/Cuddyer) and only Lugo as 3B eligible i needed Gordon more than i did Jackson.
it sucks that the guy who recently picked up Jackson was the guy who i traded with to get him.
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue May 29, 2007 2:26 am

SpecialFNK wrote:i thought Arizona was a hitters ballpark, isnt it?
'Course it is. What did I say?

Me wrote:... hits in a pitchers' park, ....
Whoops! Guess it wouldn't make much sense if I was arguing to pick him up because he hit in a pitcher's park. :-b

Fixed. :-D
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Postby dmendro » Tue May 29, 2007 10:08 am

I've been patiently waiting Jackson out with him on my bench. Same with Carlos Quentin, who is also turning it around. The D-Backs are what 7 games over.500? That's with noone on their team except Hudson and Byrnes really hitting well. Let's see what they can do now that Young, Jackson and Quentin are mashing.
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Postby yossarian » Tue May 29, 2007 1:06 pm

I've been keeping my eye on Jackson myself. I'm beginning to get worried about having too many dbacks on my team though. I already own Byrnes, CBYoung, and Reynolds and I picked up Quentin in another league. Between Jackson and Quentin, who do you think is gonna be better from here on out? Who was projected higher in the preseason?
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Postby dmendro » Tue May 29, 2007 4:48 pm

Quentin will produce better power numbers if he's 100% healthy. Jackson will walk alot more and hit for more double type power. I would expect about 12-15 HR's from Jackson from here on out and about 15-20 Hr's from quentin here on out. Look for a slightly higher BA and much higher OBP from Jackson though.
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Postby Yoda » Tue May 29, 2007 4:55 pm

I don't like calling players 'hot'... Makes me feel weird.
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Postby bigken117 » Tue May 29, 2007 5:07 pm

Know who was on my bench last night? Conor Jackson :-[
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Postby Bwanna » Tue May 29, 2007 5:47 pm

Yoda wrote:I don't like calling players 'hot'... Makes me feel weird.


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Postby DbacksRback » Tue May 29, 2007 5:58 pm

Yoda wrote:I don't like calling players 'hot'... Makes me feel weird.


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