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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby JTWood » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:34 am

On a side note, I did see Ankiel throw a ball in from the warning track the other day. He hit the cutoff man on the glove. He threw the ball so hard that it never had any arc on it. It was a straight line from the wall to second base - and the cutoff man dropped it.

The guy still has a cannon. :-°
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:44 am

He seems to be getting better at judging the strike zone. I still don't think he is going to hit for average because he is a such a pull hitter.
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby JimmyBaseball » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:47 am

BigTex24 wrote:So far, Ankiel is winning the Ankiel vs Hamilton debate.

I'm sure it helps that Poo Holes is batting behind him.


I was at the game the other night and Rick actually batted after Albert. I like it better when he does, mainly bb/c Glaus is worthless so far (yet still worth more than Rolen).
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Rollotommasi » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:40 am

JimmyBaseball wrote:
BigTex24 wrote:So far, Ankiel is winning the Ankiel vs Hamilton debate.

I'm sure it helps that Poo Holes is batting behind him.


I was at the game the other night and Rick actually batted after Albert. I like it better when he does, mainly bb/c Glaus is worthless so far (yet still worth more than Rolen).



he's batting 2nd against lefties and 4th/5th against righties
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby J35J » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:01 am

I've never been a fan....always thought he would struggle to even hit .250. With that said he has looked pretty good thus far....I still expect a fall off though....we'll see.
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Rollotommasi » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:23 am

actually i don't understand why so many people hate Ankiel & love Hamilton

they both came back from the "grave" and fans usually love these stories
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Russell James » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:18 pm

He's been a waiver wire dandy for me this year.

He, Justin Upton and Derrek Lee carried my team last week.
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Howie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:37 pm

J35J wrote:I've never been a fan....always thought he would struggle to even hit .250. With that said he has looked pretty good thus far....I still expect a fall off though....we'll see.


It looks like Ankiel has indeed fallen off. How would you guys project him now?
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:56 pm

Howie wrote:
J35J wrote:I've never been a fan....always thought he would struggle to even hit .250. With that said he has looked pretty good thus far....I still expect a fall off though....we'll see.


It looks like Ankiel has indeed fallen off. How would you guys project him now?


Nothing has changed IMO. He's still a 30 HR type hitter but for one reason or another he is a much better hitter at home. :-?
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Re: Rick Ankiel

Postby RyanK » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:33 pm

over the last month (100 AB) he has: 13 HR 24 RBI .340 avg


What are some thoughts for the 2nd half? he should easily get to 35 HR


also, he has 3 more road HR and 7 more RBIs this season with a .008 BA differential
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