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So... Brad Hawpe

Postby mathias » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:36 am

This guy is having quite a good year, did not see this coming, although his OPS last year was almost as good as it is this year. He's 28 now, perhaps someone who follows the Rockies could share whether he will be as productive as this (or more?) for years to come?

Last years numbers - .293/.383/.515, 22 HR, 84 RBI in 499 AB
This year - .298/.388/.543, 18 HR, 69 RBI in just 322 AB
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby The Big Train » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:11 am

Personally, I acutally believe there is a bit more upside here. I say a bit more only because his overall numbers will be held back by the fact that he can't hit lefties. He's been given some opportunities to do so this year but hasn't improved. If that changes he would vault up the draft position rankings. It's a shame for the Rockies because he has a great arm in the field as well. His career home/road splits so far show that he's not just productive at Coors either (though this year he's been much better at home so I'm not sure what to make of that; last year he was much better on the road). Todd Helton has been raving about how good Hawpe is going to be for a couple of years now. But from a fantasy standpoint you still need a viable backup OF to replace him when the Rockies face lefties. I was thrilled to get him in the 9th round of my 16-team league.
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby Bloody Sox » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:49 am

He's been the ideal platoon guy to go along with Granderson and Duncan. I've been rotating the three of them into two OF spots and it couldn't be working any better.
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby acsguitar » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:48 pm

He's got a great swing ;-D
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby stumpak » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:51 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:He's been the ideal platoon guy to go along with Granderson and Duncan. I've been rotating the three of them into two OF spots and it couldn't be working any better.


I am doing the same thing - rotating Granderson, Hawpe and Bradley among 2 OF spots. Considering what I paid for these guys, the results have been phenomenal. A composite is like .300/20/15 over the season for each of 2 OF spots, which is nothing to sneeze at.

In leagues that allow daily line-up changes and give you a few bench spots, I have always gotten great value of playing match-ups with L/R splits and the occasional Home/Road split. It is like the MR strategy in pitching but less well-known.
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby Mike Fetters » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:27 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:He's been the ideal platoon guy to go along with Granderson and Duncan. I've been rotating the three of them into two OF spots and it couldn't be working any better.


That platoon if managed right could give you the value of two Top 15-20 OF's. That is incredible value for three guys that are all late rounders and maybe were even waiver guys at the start of the season. It's a great strategy to use if you have the luxury of bench space on your roster.
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby Ursa » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:51 pm

After two thumping defeats in weeks 3 and 4, leaving me flat last in a 16 team league, I dropped Hawpe. I will never make such a stupid move again. Mind you, I'm second now so something must have gone right. B-)
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby dougbies » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:26 pm

i see him as a player that is up and down like garett atkins
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby Mike Fetters » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:03 pm

dougbies wrote:i see him as a player that is up and down like garett atkins


All ball players are up and down, it's the numbers at season's end that matter ;-)
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Re: So... Brad Hawpe

Postby Pablo975 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:05 pm

See: Burnitz, Jeremy

But add a slightly better avg.
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