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Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:06 pm

I cant complain with Ian Kinslers start to the season, as hes scoring some runs, and stealing some bases with a pretty good avg. but i wanna see that power he flashed at the start of last season! dont get me wrong, im not expecting him to hit 30+ but id like 20, especially in that bandbox called arlington!! ya think the power will come? anyone have any diagnosis as to why Kinslers homerless so far? (other than, its only 2 weeks in)
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby hot4tx » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:09 pm

Because it's only 2 weeks in. :-B

If he hits low 20s HRs then he'll average just under 1 a week for the season. Since he's a pretty streaky hitter and many of his HRs came in bunches it's understandable that he can go on 2-week stretches without any HRs.
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby YardBirds » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:28 pm

Talked to him yesterday. He told me that chicks don't dig the long ball anymore, but he said they are crazy for gappers. Draw your own conclusion.
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:36 pm

YardBirds wrote:Talked to him yesterday. He told me that chicks don't dig the long ball anymore, but he said they are crazy for gappers. Draw your own conclusion.


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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby J35J » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:12 pm

April is probably the toughest month to hit well in.....cold temps...just getting back into the "groove", etc. Just my own personal thought, no real data to back that up. Anyway, as the season goes on and the weather heats up, so will alot of the struggling hitters! Don't draw conclusions on the first month of the year and really at the same time don't draw conclusions on the last month of the year either.
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby hookem2003 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:11 pm

hot4tx is right. His power comes in bursts. Last year it came at the start, this year it hasn't. That being said, he's now the permanent leadoff hitter, and I think he's focusing on hitting to all fields for average and getting on this year. Last year he was swinging from his heels and a dead pull hitter. I'd expect fewer hr's but an increase in steals. Overall, he'll be a good value for where he was going in drafts.
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby dipset » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:36 pm

Ya he is taking big good hard hacks which is good to see....Just noteworthy that he also didnt hit one in spring training either
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:09 pm

at least you don't own cano... %-6
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby Oatsdad » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:18 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:at least you don't own cano... %-6


I tried to own Cano - he was dropped in one of my leagues the other day! Early season panic at its worst... 8-o
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Re: Ian Kinsler... Wheres the Power??

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:59 am

20 HR power generally means long stretches wtihout many HR followed by short stretches of many HR. Those types generally have a 6 or 7 HR month, a few 3-4 HR months and a couple 1-2 HR months.
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