In defense of Corey, in the last three years he has played in (2005-2007) he has played 126, 135, 132 games respectfully and in that time his AB's have only ranged from 451 in 2005 463 in 2006 and 461 in 2007. But his K's have dropped each year. in 2005 he had 118, 2006 he had 94, and last year he had 65 (in 2004 in 631 AB he had 168 K's). So he has dropped his strike out rate every year he has played, though his BB's stayed close to the same, he still was making more contact. His OBP's has actually improved since too going from 254 in 2005 up to 314 in 2006 and slightly dropping to 304 in 2007. Granted a leadoff hitter should get on base more than that, but he has improved somewhat in his plate discipline over the last 3 years.
To bring back this thread, he's on fire right now. 4 HRs!!!? He hit EIGHT all of last year. Is there any reason to believe this will continue. Has moving to Cinci made this much of a difference? What do you guys think we can expect out of Corey for the rest of the season?
slomo007 wrote:Yes, it will continue. Ladies and gentlemen you are looking at a 25/40 player in 2008. Yes, I said it.
If it continued he would be technically 80/20 at this pace.
Good point, you know what I meant though.
Patterson has an incredible speed/power combination and is finally in a situation where he can succeed. He has a manager who doesn't care if he strikes out, doesn't care if he walks, just wants excitement at the top of the lineup. Well, he's going to get it with Patterson.
Patterson has always been an ok value when starting in fantasy basball. So as long as you can plug him in for his starts and sit him when he sits you get good value.
From a real baseball standpoint he stinks though. Baker is making a huge mistake by starting him over Bruce and maybe at some point that costs patterson his job, but since they have one of the worst managers in baseball maybe it doesn't.