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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby Little Lee » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:20 am

No one is close in this catergory to Jason Schmidt
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby rjforlife » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:22 am

um... injuries for schmidt....if you want to go there then carp runs away with it. but i dont think thats what we are talking about.


from my team its gotta be hafner. other guys slumped early and their numbers are rising. he is slumping now so his numbers are dropping....who knows how low he will go. :t
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby smoovethug » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:49 am

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smoovethug wrote:Ryan Howard (aka vintage Adam Dunn) :P


? Got injured but otherwise has been awesome...


I agree.... even when he was struggling, he still hit a bunch of dingers and put up good RBI numbers. If he gets his average up to .275 anytime soon, his numbers will look monstrous.


And you could say the same about Adam Dunn in the past. He'll get you 40 HR's but he'll only hit about .240 with a ton of K's. That's not what you expect from your first rounder.
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby os_gamejunkie » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:58 am

I don't count injuries...so Carpenter is out. Nobody should have expected Howard's and Soriano's repeat performances...so I'm going with Hafner. His ceiling looked much higher than Berkman's, but it's nearly a toos up. Most "experts" projected a breakout year for. Luckily he gained 1B eligibility.
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby angelo285 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:45 am

Hafner easily. Good thing I took him with the #3 overall pick
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:39 am

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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby itodd » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:00 am

Carpenter, what is an injury if not a bust? especially when he was ranked so high because of his supposed workhorseness.
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby Little Lee » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:21 am

itodd wrote:Carpenter, what is an injury if not a bust? especially when he was ranked so high because of his supposed workhorseness.


I'd agree with Carp if he was going to be out the entire year. The Dodgers spent $47M on someone they thought was going to be the #1 guy in their rotation and he is done for the year with 1 win to show for it, I' m thinking they believe this was a big bust.

I also think the Giants knew he was damaged goods when they made the move having seeing the drop in his velocity the 2nd half of last year and are laughing behind closed doors about this one every day.
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby mkultra » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:24 am

Well, if you just look at Yahoo's Pre-Season vs. Current Rankings, you can start to answer this question by looking at who's down 50+ ranks from their predicted rank.

(Usual caveats about Yahoo's ranking methodology apply)

Beltran (4/91)
Soriano (6/51) (not quite 50, but close)
Berkman (15/175)
Manny (17/83)
Pronk (19/97)
Howard (24/98)
Wells (29/223)
Aram (30/119) (injuries)
Chipper (32/103)
A. Jones (37/259)
Bonds (41/101)
Mauer (46/626) (injuries)
Francoeur (48/154)
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Re: ***biggest busts of the year***

Postby gws226 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:54 pm

My Team: : (yes all one team, yes a 10 H2H, no not a joke)

Beltran
Carpentar
Schmidt
Abreau
Rivera
Myers
Wells & Hafner (traded Peavy and Nathan for them back in April :( )

Thank god this wasn't a money league.... Best position all year 4th, currently 5th.
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