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Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby KR » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:52 pm

guy is hitting 350, with a 900 OPS.

With Lofton, Sosa, and Tiexera leaving it looks like he will be a mainstay as the cleanup hitter in Texas.

Are you buying or selling Marlon Byrd for the rest of the year ?
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby wkelly91 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:18 pm

In 2003 people thought he was coming into his own...

2003 PHI 495 86 150 7 45 44 11 0.3030 0.3661 0.4182

Unfortunatly he followed up with:

2004 PHI 346 48 79 5 33 22 2 0.2283 0.2872 0.3208

Which will it be in "08"? :-o
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby DevilDriver » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:58 pm

No, he's not for real. His stats before this season were terrible. His BABIP this season is .444. Bad hitters don't all of a sudden get better when they're going on 30.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:25 pm

No, he's not.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby Surfs up » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:47 pm

He hasn't slowed down since he came up. So that says for now HE IS FOR REAL.I'm enjoying the ride. If it ends? Oh well.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:11 pm

There have been a few late bloomers such as Byrd (Gary Matthews being 1 example). I hope he does keep it up.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:23 pm

Havok1517 wrote:There have been a few late bloomers such as Byrd (Gary Matthews being 1 example). I hope he does keep it up.


Before breaking out, were any of them as bad a hitter as pre-'07 Byrd ?
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:34 pm

DevilDriver wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:There have been a few late bloomers such as Byrd (Gary Matthews being 1 example). I hope he does keep it up.


Before breaking out, were any of them as bad a hitter as pre-'07 Byrd ?


Well, I mentioned Gary Matthews who was released many time by multiple teams.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/matthga02.shtml

I know there are few more that didn't really come on till later in their career. Tavish would be a good guy to ask.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby Surfs up » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:44 pm

Tell you what. I reallly don't care how bad a guy was before he was on my team. Its what is he doing for me now that counts. Two months of very solid production.
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Re: Is Marlon Byrd for real?

Postby John Bonzo » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:54 pm

Surfs up wrote:Tell you what. I reallly don't care how bad a guy was before he was on my team. Its what is he doing for me now that counts. Two months of very solid production.


Exactly....his play has given himself a deserved shot to prove his skills in CF for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, this sort of thing is what the second half of the season is all about for Texas.
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