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Postby J.C.Fighter » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:19 pm

what's your thoughts on him? He's going to start in LF now...
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby NZ Eff » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:59 pm

Career platoon player who has already turned 30.
He'll hit for a good avg. but has limited power (mostly v lefties) and speed and is only fantasy worthy in NL leagues.
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby J.C.Fighter » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:36 pm

I know he's 30 but he's now playing full time LF. He can provide decent amount of HR's with a high avg
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby chipper » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:57 pm

Well he hit 12 bombs in 358 at bats last year
.356, 9 hr vs lefties in 188 ab
.318, 3 hr vs righties in 170 ab

I don't see why he wouldn't be useful, especially if he can get to 500+ at bats.
At the very least he's someone you can platoon in your lineup.
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby Amazinz » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:18 pm

Like NZ said, NL-only and I'd expand that to deep mixed leagues. Wouldn't touch him in H2H and I believe the negative value he'll have in every other category for a standard 12-teamer where you start 3 OF and 1 UT will more than offset any value gained in AVG. He could also be very useful on the bench in roto leagues that don't use GP limits.
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby NZ Eff » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:29 pm

chipper wrote:Well he hit 12 bombs in 358 at bats last year
.356, 9 hr vs lefties in 188 ab
.318, 3 hr vs righties in 170 ab

I don't see why he wouldn't be useful, especially if he can get to 500+ at bats.
At the very least he's someone you can platoon in your lineup.



It's the 3 HR's in 170 ab's vs righties that concern me if indeed he does play everyday.
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby jeter2411 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:44 pm

I can see him hitting around .300 with a .350 OBP, 20+ HRs and 5 SBs if he gets full PT all year...solid but not spectacular...
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby chipper » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:01 pm

NZ Eff wrote:
chipper wrote:Well he hit 12 bombs in 358 at bats last year
.356, 9 hr vs lefties in 188 ab
.318, 3 hr vs righties in 170 ab

I don't see why he wouldn't be useful, especially if he can get to 500+ at bats.
At the very least he's someone you can platoon in your lineup.



It's the 3 HR's in 170 ab's vs righties that concern me if indeed he does play everyday.


Yeah no I get that. But in those 358 ab's, he did have 12 hr. That projects out to about 20 hr with full time ab's, and a .300+ average. Not bad for someone that will most likely be undrafted.
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Re: Matt Diaz

Postby Ender » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:05 pm

In 838 career PA he has 21 HR so I'd take the under on him getting 20 HR this year. The .320 career BA is largely driven by a .362 BABIP so over a full season I don't even trust he'd hit .300.

He isn't a terrible player to have but I'd take the under on 80 R, under on 20 HR, under on 80 RBI and the under on a .310 AVG.
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