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Postby Sea Dog Fan » Sun May 04, 2008 4:09 pm

Man, this guy is just carrying my 10 team league. I have in all my leagues, him and Carlos Lee, because they're very consistent hitters. He's on pace for 52 homeruns, but what do you think the odds of him mirroring his 2006 season? I think they're pretty good. The lineup around him is pretty good and I think he can post some big RBI numbers this year.
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Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun May 04, 2008 4:10 pm

Pretty good, as every even number year he has nearly identical phenominal stats.

It's a wonder of the basbeall world, but it's how it works. Only draft Berkman every other year.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby MrE » Sun May 04, 2008 5:23 pm

This year his doubles are homeruns. Last year his homeruns were doubles.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun May 04, 2008 8:53 pm

From what I remember, his first half slump was attributed to Berkman getting jammed often to hit groundballs. He turned the corner in the second half and posted his usual gaudy power rate. I thought Berkman was safe to pencil in for 35 HR, 115 RBI going into this year, but he's on pace to be as good as his '06, which is why he was perfectly deserving of a mid-2nd round pick. It also helps when you have Michael Bourn (when he's on base) and Miguel Tejada to give the opposing pitcher something to think about.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby Padsin05 » Sun May 04, 2008 9:31 pm

yeah im debating back and forth, a guy just offered me Berkman for Furcal and im baffled, both are having great starts

While Berkman's numbers are slightly better, the fact that Furcal is SS makes it confusing.

If I trade for Berkman then I go from Furcal to Theriot at SS and Theriot to JLopez at MI while replacing Griffey more then likely in the OF
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Postby tmlfan4ever » Sun May 04, 2008 10:12 pm

You have to keep Furcal at SS. He could very easily have a monster season, second only to Hanley at the position.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby Padsin05 » Sun May 04, 2008 11:45 pm

the problem with my dilemna is I am looking at season totals and my estimates come to

Berkman
.320 avg 120runs 130rbi 38 Hr's 15SB's but 1b-OF

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Furcal
.300 avg 130 runs 65 rbi 15 Hr's 35SB's but SS

this is such a tough decision
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun May 04, 2008 11:54 pm

Padsin05 wrote:the problem with my dilemna is I am looking at season totals and my estimates come to

Berkman
.320 avg 120runs 130rbi 38 Hr's 15SB's but 1b-OF

vs
Furcal
.300 avg 130 runs 65 rbi 15 Hr's 35SB's but SS

this is such a tough decision

If those are your real projections, then the choice here is easy for me. You're talking about getting an additional .020 AVG, 23 HR, and 65 RBI at the expense of 20 SB and 10 R. As long as your replacement level SS can bridge that gap, you come out on top. Again, provided those are your actual projections.
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby pangbones » Mon May 05, 2008 12:02 am

Padsin05 wrote:the problem with my dilemna is I am looking at season totals and my estimates come to

Berkman
.320 avg 120runs 130rbi 38 Hr's 15SB's but 1b-OF

vs
Furcal
.300 avg 130 runs 65 rbi 15 Hr's 35SB's but SS

this is such a tough decision


I'm gonna go ahead and go out on a limb here, and say Furcal isn't hitting those stats!! In fact I think you're overshooting Berkman a bit too. ;-) Having said that, I'd definitely take Berkman for Furcal.

I think Berkman is doing what everyone thought he'd do when we drafted him. Having Tejada in front of him really helps. I think 35 HR's and 120 RBI is reasonable at this point, which is what I was hoping for when I drafted him in the 3rd round!!
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Re: Lance Berkman

Postby zhutou » Mon May 05, 2008 12:54 am

if you look at berkman's stats year to year you'll see that he always alternates a bad season with a good one. last season he underperformed, so of course this season he's gonna be a monster.
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