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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby Ender » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:20 am

His power surge was way too april heavy, that is usually not a good sign. I definetly see a regression to the mean in order for him. Same kind of thing as Hardy. Not saying he is going to suddenly only hit 8 HR's, but I don't think he'll build on his numbers from last year either.
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby dod959 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:38 am

I think Hill had something like 4 homers stolen from him in a span of a week. I know Gathright robbed 2 in back-to-back nights. His power is not a fluke guys. He could easily hit 18-20 next year.
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby gatorgreenwell » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:35 pm

This might be a little dated but it's interesting nonetheless:

What is Ryan Theriot’s “little secret”?

April 20, 2007

And who is Ryan Theriot anyway? Not much of a household name, he was a 26-year-old rookie for the Cubs last year who outperformed Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran, Travis Hafner, David Ortiz, and Ryan Howard in 2006 in one area that will surprise you. It’s not a statistic that is often used, but it is a pretty significant measure of offensive production. It requires an ability to get on base, the ability to hit for power, and the ability to run the bases well. And it is simply the most important thing in baseball.

Scoring runs!

Theriot not only beat the guys I mentioned above, he beat everyone in baseball in how often he scored a run compared to the number of times he came to the plate. That’s runs scored per plate appearance and here is the leader board for 2006 in this category.
Runs Scored Per Plate Appearance (2006)
Player Runs Plate Appearances Pct.
Ryan Theriot, Cubs 34 159 21.4%
Carlos Beltran, Mets 127 617 20.6%
Chris Duncan, Cardinals 60 314 19.1%
Albert Pujols, Cardinals 119 634 18.8%
Chipper Jones, Braves 87 477 18.2%
Matt Kemp, Dodgers 30 166 18.1%
Grady Sizemore, Indians 134 751 17.8%
Matt Holliday, Rockies 119 667 17.8%
Travis Hafner, Indians 100 564 17.7%
Chase Utley, Phillies 131 739 17.7%

(note: includes only players with at least 150 PA in 2006)
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:05 am

Well, Theriot is slotted to be ChC's SS, right? Though he should qualify as 2B for fantasy I believe. At any rate, of these three, it will be Theriot. He's one of my big sleepers for the season.

And why not? He's going to lead off to be followed by the likes of Soriano, ARam, and DLee...talk about a major likelihood of being driven home once on base. I've watched him intently since his beginning this past season, and have been mightily impressed (and no, not a Cubs fan, but sox fan). I'm projecting him to have a line resembling: .275AVG 5HR 60RBI 110R 35SB
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby ayebatter » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:47 am

acsguitar wrote:Pedroia cause he plays in pinball land

:-b ;-D 'nuff said
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:19 am

I'm on the fence between Pedroia and Theriot. Pedroia will not be near the top of the order this season and that will hurt his numbers. He will have great real-world value, but fantasy wise the only stat he will likely provide is BA, with his Rs declining by his spot in the lineup. Theriot is a talented kid and I like gator's post. Speaks volumes for what you'd want out of a middle IF.
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby Niffoc4 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:55 am

I'll probably have Pedroia ranked behind the other two because (as the previous poster mentioned) he only offers BA in a 5x5 league. He won't hurt you in any one cat (because he's at 2B), but he won't help much either.
Now if he gets moved to the front of that lineup.... then I might move him past Theriot.
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Re: Which up and coming Secondbasemen?

Postby MentalPowerHouse » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:05 pm

I think Aaron Hill can develop even more power, but I expect roughly the same numbers.
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