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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby quitesanemax » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:54 am

DRAFTAHOLIC wrote:My report comes from Spring Training however you can find some info about his legs at CBS. However I am not supposed to provide links to other sites. So says the management. They say thats a no, no.

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Really? Why wouldn't you be able to post links to your sources?
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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby KronJon » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:24 pm

DRAFTAHOLIC wrote:
The problem with your logic here is that it doesn't account for Soriano getting a lot more AB's hitting leadoff than he would hitting cleanup. All those extra AB's result in extra HR's.


I do not agree. What batting order was he in when he was hitting when he went 40/40?

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How could you not agree? What I said is FACT. There is no argument here. Hitting leadoff results in more at-bats. More at-bats result in more homeruns. It's common sense.

As for his 40/40 season, he hit predominantly leadoff. 39 of his HR's that year came when he hit leadoff, and when he hit 3rd in the order his BA was just .153, further enforcing what I said. So I have no idea what you were getting at but you are clearly wrong.
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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby bauermj » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:38 pm

KronJon wrote:
DRAFTAHOLIC wrote:
The problem with your logic here is that it doesn't account for Soriano getting a lot more AB's hitting leadoff than he would hitting cleanup. All those extra AB's result in extra HR's.


I do not agree. What batting order was he in when he was hitting when he went 40/40?

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How could you not agree? What I said is FACT. There is no argument here. Hitting leadoff results in more at-bats. More at-bats result in more homeruns. It's common sense.

As for his 40/40 season, he hit predominantly leadoff. 39 of his HR's that year came when he hit leadoff, and when he hit 3rd in the order his BA was just .153, further enforcing what I said. So I have no idea what you were getting at but you are clearly wrong.


Easy there. Hitting leadoff will hurt RBI numbers significantly, probably with a small to moderate increase in Runs. And your point about hitting leadoff giving a ton more HR opportunities...Well, you need to speak in terms of Plate Appearances, not AB.
The last few years, Soriano hits a HR every 20 PA or so.
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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby bauermj » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:43 pm

As far as getting "a lot of extra AB" (should be PA): Jose Reyes played 160 games (765 PA) from the leadoff, David Wright played 160 games in between 2/3/4/5 and had 711 PA. So, same team, same games played, and 54 PA.

That big of a deal for 2-3 HR in Soriano's case?
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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby redwings122 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:36 am

UPDATE if you haven't already checked this out. :-D

Feb 29 Soriano's feeling healthy early in spring training and looks forward to using his legs on the basepaths this year, the Cubs' web site reports.
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Re: Alfonso Soriano's Injury a Blessing to Fantasy Owners?

Postby kemper5 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:03 am

I see a 36 HR, 106 RBI, 108 Run, 27 SB, .289 Ave healthy type year out of Soriano..I see the Cubs as a force on offense this year and winning the division..
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