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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby acsguitar » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:13 pm

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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby Rhydderch » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:15 pm

Yoda wrote:At the risk of H0rt hunting me down on my self-back-patting, I posted this last year about Fielder :-D :
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I don't think anyone will replicate Fielder's performance from out of nowhere. Pena is really the type of guy you want. Someone who really breaks out in the power department. So you have to look for a guy who has shown plenty of power in his MiLB days.

I guess someone like Mark Reynolds? Wily Mo, Burrell, Kouzmanoff, Hawpe also have a lot of power. Surprisingly, this list has Weeks hitting some of the longest HRs in 2007. Looking more and more like the sleeper pick of the year:

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/top_sta ... stance.php


I forgot where I got the advice on Fielder last year. You'd be surprised to know how much that helped me in my auction keeper league. Now I'm going to look at Weeks....

Before the wrist injury, I would have said Ryan Zimmerman as a guy who could go from the 6-8 range and give 2nd round value. I'll be watching him in ST.
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby High Heater » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:50 pm

I was one of the major ones trying to captain the Fielder ship all last season as well....

anyone remember this thread?

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=283228&p=2282322&hilit=+thoughts+on+the+prince#p2282322

Fielder was my golden boy last year. ;-D ;-D ;-D

and as a long lived Tiger fan i do remember Cecil bringing his kid to the park for BP and him launching bombs in the 2nd tier of Tiger stadium at 12 years of age.

it was all over channel 4 news. and fox
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:55 pm

Yeah but your thread was from May. Mine was from Feb. j/k

I like that guy who traded Fielder for Teixeira/Rolen. lol
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:57 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
Yoda wrote:Here is the list of AVG HR distances:
http://www.hittrackeronline.com/golden_sledgehammer.php

Duncan is no surprise. Thames, Hart, Agon, Fields, Hamilton, Hermida all seem like pretty good names to target. Upton is a surprise as well as Khalil Greene and Buck.


in confused as to how this is relevant really....a 500 ft hr counts the same as a 326 ft shot down the line.


I guess average distance is not directly correlated to one's ability to hit HRs but if you can hit the ball farther then chances are, more of your fly balls will become HRs? Not sure.
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:34 pm

You don't have to look farther away than the Brewers to find who you are looking for. Corey Hart could very easily be a 30 HR, .300 AVG, 30 SB guy this year.

BJ Upton is another good choice though I'm not a believer just yet, I think he'll more likely grow into last years numbers since his peripherals didnt' support what he did last year.

I don't think we'll see a big masher like Fielder though. AGon might have been someone to look at if he played in a better stadium.
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:34 pm

Weeks isn't 2nd year, but probably my top choice. Had incredible last 2 months. If he doesn't get hurt, watch out.

Buchholz is a good arm, who will get 200 innings.

Adam Jones could surprise in a non pressure place like Baltimore.

Pence, D Young, C Young, all should improve.
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby burntfaceman » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:20 pm

While Billy Butler may not reach Fielder's level quite yet, he's primed for a great 2nd year and could be a more complete hitter than Fielder as soon as 2009.
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Re: Which player should have a tremendous 2nd year ala fielder?

Postby moochman » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:19 am

If Chris Young and Mark Reynolds could both bust out. If Young can hit for better average his numbers should improve, which would make him threaten 45-50 HRs. Reynolds is a nice sleeper with lots of power. If both improve they can feed off of eachother and really show improvement.
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