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Postby Gwyddbwyll » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:50 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i owned hamilton part of last yr and he was always going on the DL or banged up and not playing. were his injuries just fluke injuries or is he really injury prone?


Dont know about the injuries but Cincy had a real crowded OF.

Hermida's worth a shout, he was a big sleeper, started badly and people forgot about him but he came back strong didnt he?
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Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:14 pm

Hermida is another one with a lot of talent, but as with Hamilton, he has his injury concerns. Hasn't stopped me from drafting him in the late rounds though.
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Postby Syfo-Dyas » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm

I just wanna add about Hamilton that he cant hit lefties, and if he fails to improve, he might end up in a platoon.
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:26 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:I just wanna add about Hamilton that he cant hit lefties, and if he fails to improve, he might end up in a platoon.


I have a feeling he will . :-° :-° 8-o
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Re: 4 young OFs

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:57 pm

J.C.Fighter wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:I just wanna add about Hamilton that he cant hit lefties, and if he fails to improve, he might end up in a platoon.


I have a feeling he will . :-° :-° 8-o

I wouldn't be suprised. Just like with Cinci, the Rangers too have a crowded outfield with Catallanotto, Murphy, Cruz, Byrd. Bradley and maybe Mench and Botts all vying for playing time.
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Re: 4 young OFs

Postby hybrid » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:49 am

KronJon wrote:One more thing to put Delmon Young's .723 OPS into perspective:

Juan Pierre's career OPS is .722

Again, Delmon could raise that 100 points this year and I wouldn't be surprised, but an OPS equal to Juan Pierre's is downright scary.


There are a few reasons why that's really not an issue IMO. Everyone knows Delmon has power, his plate discipline is just lacking. I dont doubt that with more experience it should get better (though never will be a strong suit) and he will take more advantage of pitches he can hit well. Also OPS takes into acount OBP, which doesnt really relate in any way to power ... you should be using SLG%. So far Delmon SLG% has been .476% in 2006 (30G) and .408 last year, but he has a .517% career SLG% in the minors. Its just a matter of Delmon getting more comfortable at the plate and waiting more for his pitch.
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Re: 4 young OFs

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:39 am

KronJon wrote:One more thing to put Delmon Young's .723 OPS into perspective:

Juan Pierre's career OPS is .722

Again, Delmon could raise that 100 points this year and I wouldn't be surprised, but an OPS equal to Juan Pierre's is downright scary.


Yes, this comment doesn't take a most important factor into account---age. A 21 year old posting a .723 OPS in the majors is the sign of a potential star. A 29 year old with over 5000 PAs and a .723 OPS is the sign of 4th OF material, at best.

To look at it another way, posting a .723 OPS at age 21 implies that if this player follows a normal growth curve, his OPS at age 27 will be somewhere between .875 and .975.
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