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Postby StringerBell » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:57 am

Shane Victorino had a break-out year in 2007 before being plagued with injuries late in the season.
He`s been pretty quiet this Spring. I guess the Phillies are being careful with him? The Philles traded Bourn, so they must be confident in Victorino to be a speed guy this year. Any info on Victorinos situation is appreciated.
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby StringerBell » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:48 pm

Shortly after I posted this topic I got news from CBS Sportsline:

Victorino not only Phillie struggling Updated 3/15/08
News: MLB.com reports Phillies OF Shane Victorino went 0-for-4 Saturday against the Twins and is now the fifth Phillies regular with a sub.-240 batting average this spring. He is hitting .222. Other Phillies starters under .240 include Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Geoff Jenkins and Pat Burrell.

I`d still love to hear from some Phillie fans what the deal is with Victorino. Is he healthy? What do you expect from him?
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby EverybodyHits » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:02 pm

well let's see... he's a 27-year-old switch-hitting base-stealer w/ developing power batting in an extreme hitters park in between 3-MVPs.

quite possibly the best 10th round pick ever :-)
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:16 pm

if you check out the victorino thread in the 2008 predictions thread, you will see my feelings in there.
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Shane Victorino wrote:“We keep fighting,” Victorino said. “We keep plugging along.”
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby down.by.law » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Never concern yourself over spring batting average.
he's healthy and will be seeing plenty at bats - which means more HR's and SB's.
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby Diggin4third » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:30 am

Victorino has the potential for .280 BA 15HR 80RBI 100Runs 40SB and he appears to be healthy. He may not reach those numbers this year but they certainly aren't out of reach for Shane. :-?
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby Pochucker » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:19 pm

Heres Roto Authority's take on him.

2008 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Shane Victorino
Recently a friend suggested to me that Shane Victorino looked like a pretty good sleeper. I agreed - I've got him at .280-15-63-91-29 in 550 ABs. Maybe not a five-category guy, but a well-rounded addition to the middle of your outfield in the eighth round.

Then I looked more closely at Victorino's 2007. Not only did he have to battle with Jayson Werth somewhat for playing time, but a calf strain limited him to only 47 ABs in the season's final two months. This year, it's Geoff Jenkins who will have to deal with Werth. Victorino has center field all to himself with the departure of Aaron Rowand.

I got to wondering how Victorino might perform if he was healthy for all of '08 and performed at his '07 pace. I'll just wipe away the final two months and look at the first four. The result:

614 ABs
174 hits
.284 average
17 HR
63 RBI
108 Runs
48 steals
$27.09 value
10th most valuable position player; 3rd-ranked OF

Whoa! Obviously we can't pencil Victorino in for these numbers. But the potential for a monster fantasy season is there, and I'd advise grabbing Victorino in the seventh or eighth round of a 12 team 5x5 mixed league. Can you think of anyone else drafted outside of the first 90 picks who could have first or second-round value this year
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:07 pm

*drools*. I got a deal on Victorino later in our auction. :-D
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:11 pm

temper your expectations...the man has a messed up calf from last season. dontcha all remember he was only able to be a bench player?
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Re: State of Victorino

Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:23 pm

thanks! I saw that in the other thread on the subject too, preseason is for drooling....
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