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Postby Prooks25 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:55 pm

I know he isn't a "sexy" name, but if you haven't already, you should take a look at Kotchman this season. His BA has always been good, but it looks like he is now adding the power. He hit his 6th HR earlier today. Maybe this is the year he breaks out.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby b3asty » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:29 pm

Hmmm... I'll be very interested in any replies to this post since I have Kotchman stashed on my bench.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby CharlatanSin » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:57 pm

He's on my bench as well. Anyone who watches the Angels every day care to chime in? Is it a temporary surge, or does it seem like more consistent power is forthcoming?
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby hybrid » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:27 am

There is a good chance he will continue to do well as long as he is healthy. Last year in his first 225AB he had 9 hr's until he got hurt, when he came back he never was really able to get his power stroke back. Add to that he still finished the season w/ 37 doubles I just 443AB and there is a good chance that he will hit between 20-25 range this year (health being the concern). Now if the Angels would stop benching him vs LHP (he has a career .288 avg against) and move him up in the order, that would be nice for his overall value.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:37 pm

He's on my waiver wire and I'm giving him a serious look. Do you think he would be decent insurance against Hafner, assuming Hafner keeps performing at his current :~( rate?
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby dc928 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:07 pm

The Mighty Trow wrote:He's on my waiver wire and I'm giving him a serious look. Do you think he would be decent insurance against Hafner, assuming Hafner keeps performing at his current :~( rate?


I say yes, Kotchman is no Fluke. He is batting in a good lineup and he has always been a good hitter, the problem with him is the injuries. If he can put that pass him, then he is a good pick up. Too bad I don't have a spot for him. I have the same Hafner problem.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby siQ_innovation » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:28 pm

Casey Kotchman is thuggin' right now. This is his season to break out.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby Half Massed » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:09 pm

Everyone expected a high average and OBP out of Kotchman this year, so the production on that end is no surprise. Given that he has shown some power in the past before fluky injuries, it wouldn't shock me to see him translate some of those hits to home runs. He won't hit 30, but low 20s is reasonable.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby 0CUBS4ME » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:02 am

I picked him up last year and he was great until he got hurt. I drafted him late this year, and he's really paid big dividends. Hope he keeps it up, but at the first sign of slippage I might sell high.
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Re: Casey Kotchman Breakout?

Postby Surfs up » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:10 am

Kotchman gt hit in the head last year. He was hitting extremely well before that. He is also hitting lefties much better this year. I believe he has hit two homers off lefties so far. He hit one the other night in Boston. He was a very good prospect coming up. Hits in front of Hunter who hits behind Vlad. He'll see good pitches. I can see .290-90-27 -2 I can live with that.
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