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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:07 pm

mclusky wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:
Yoda wrote:The only way he will finish .400 if his season is cut short.

You know, if 100 games pass ,and he's just barely hitting 400 and the Braves aren't in contention, maybe they'll DL him to keep his BA and still have him eligible for a batting title. He's getting up there, and a BA title could help secure a place in the HoF.

This would never happen. The Braves and Jones would be ridiculed from sea to shining sea, and rightfully so. Anyway, it won't be a problem; the odds of a .310 career hitter batting .400 for even 3/4 of a season are astronomical.


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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby Cooner » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:21 pm

in his defense, most of his .310 comes when he is hitting with a bad back. It's not the DL time that will hurt his .400 chances, it's the week before and the two weeks after the DL time that kills his average.

So yeah, he has a lesser chance of hitting .400 than he has of not getting hurt.
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby j24jags » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:27 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
Yoda wrote:The only way he will finish .400 if his season is cut short.

You know, if 100 games pass ,and he's just barely hitting 400 and the Braves aren't in contention, maybe they'll DL him to keep his BA and still have him eligible for a batting title. He's getting up there, and a BA title could help secure a place in the HoF.

I agree that this would never happen (Like mcclusky and Yoda), and I also think it would be just fine if he hit .380 for a full season with a batting title instead of playing 2/3 of a season and hitting .400.
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby laxguy8947 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:32 pm

Chipper's in a slump! Only 2 for his last 12 :-o

Still hitting .405 though :-B
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:49 pm

j24jags wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:
Yoda wrote:The only way he will finish .400 if his season is cut short.

You know, if 100 games pass ,and he's just barely hitting 400 and the Braves aren't in contention, maybe they'll DL him to keep his BA and still have him eligible for a batting title. He's getting up there, and a BA title could help secure a place in the HoF.

I agree that this would never happen (Like mcclusky and Yoda), and I also think it would be just fine if he hit .380 for a full season with a batting title instead of playing 2/3 of a season and hitting .400.

I think .380 is a stretch, even if he stays healthy all year. I'm thinking around .360 healthy, .345 if he gets hurt at some point.
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby thedude » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:53 pm

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Yanks_Baby wrote:You know, if 100 games pass ,and he's just barely hitting 400 and the Braves aren't in contention, maybe they'll DL him to keep his BA and still have him eligible for a batting title. He's getting up there, and a BA title could help secure a place in the HoF.


Well to qualify for the batting title you need 3.1 plate appearances for every team game played. Assuming the braves play 162 games, Chipper needs 502 PA for it to count. It is pretty hard to get 502 pa in 100 games. Considering chipper averages about 700 plate appearances per 162 games, he would have to play at least 115 games to get to 502. They might sit him 4 or 5 games at the end of the year if he just over .400 and the games don't matter, but they won't sit him down for 40 games.
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby DeadWinterDay » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:43 pm

Not a chance. He'll actually finish with a .367 mark. I looked it up in my Gray's Sports Almanac.

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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:47 pm

DeadWinterDay wrote:Not a chance. He'll actually finish with a .367 mark. I looked it up in my Gray's Sports Almanac.

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Got anything on the Belmont Stakes in there??? :-o :-o :-o
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby Philomath » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:31 pm

The thing is, is that his stats are better post all-star than pre-all star. What is this guy worth right now?
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Re: Could Chipper Jones Hit .400?

Postby silverZ » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:51 am

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