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Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby EverybodyHits » Fri May 09, 2008 4:48 pm

i see alot of similarities in these two. a couple 6-2 225lb lefthanded journeyman sluggers who found a new home in tampa. both had one good season many years ago.

this time last year nobody was picking up pena - thinking it was a fluke. we all know how that story ended.

fast-forward to May 9, 2008. hinske is actually ahead of the pace pena set in 2007 (see below). plus he has more speed, and 1B,3B,OF eligibility. (technically, he still needs one more game to gain the 3B)

are people going to make the same mistake again? or are you picking him up?



Through May-8th


PENA (2007)
22 Games, 69 ABs
AVG .261
OBP .293
SLG .493
HRs 5
RBI 16
BATTING ORDER 6th or 7th

HINSKE (2008)
31 Games, 96 ABs
AVG .271
OBP .375
SLG .583
HRs 7
RBI 16
BATTING ORDER 6th or 7th
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 09, 2008 4:52 pm

I picked him up in a 10 team points league cause Ryan Howard has decided he excels at keeping the bench warm
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby Field » Fri May 09, 2008 5:02 pm

Interesting comparison. But I don't think Hinske has the same ceiling physcially as Pena even though Hinske is a former ROTY. He might be worth a speculative pick-up if you are in need of a power bat in a 12+ teamer. I'd say you are really hurting if you need him in a 10 team standard league.
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby Relentless » Fri May 09, 2008 5:10 pm

8-o

So you really see Hinske having 45-HR(if not 50) legitimate power?
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 09, 2008 5:13 pm

Field wrote:Interesting comparison. But I don't think Hinske has the same ceiling physcially as Pena even though Hinske is a former ROTY. He might be worth a speculative pick-up if you are in need of a power bat in a 12+ teamer. I'd say you are really hurting if you need him in a 10 team standard league.


Ahh I have Arod and Atkins and Howard.

Unfortuantely Howard is sucking, Arod is hurt. So I need Atkins at 1B
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby EverybodyHits » Fri May 09, 2008 5:21 pm

BTW, here are a couple carlos pena threads from this time last year. sponsored by oops i crapped my pants!!! !+) !+)


viewtopic.php?t=289122
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby Field » Fri May 09, 2008 5:24 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Field wrote:Interesting comparison. But I don't think Hinske has the same ceiling physcially as Pena even though Hinske is a former ROTY. He might be worth a speculative pick-up if you are in need of a power bat in a 12+ teamer. I'd say you are really hurting if you need him in a 10 team standard league.


Ahh I have Arod and Atkins and Howard.

Unfortuantely Howard is sucking, Arod is hurt. So I need Atkins at 1B


Hence my comment:

Field wrote: I'd say you are really hurting if you need him in a 10 team standard league.
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Re: Eric Hinske - the next carlos pena?

Postby Relentless » Fri May 09, 2008 6:43 pm

EverybodyHits wrote:BTW, here are a couple carlos pena threads from this time last year. sponsored by oops i crapped my pants!!! !+) !+)


viewtopic.php?t=289122
viewtopic.php?t=287095

Sorry, but I already know how amazing and destructive Carlos Pena is to opposing pitchers, but...

Relentless wrote:8-o

So you really see Hinske having 45-HR(if not 50) legitimate power?

Not to ruin your speculation or anything, but common now. Someone hitting over 40 dingers doesn't come around that easily nowadays.
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