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Postby StringerBell » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:37 am

Alexi Casilla is on a 10 game hitting streak.
He`s got speed--- 142 Steals in the Minors and Majors since 2005. He`s only got 79 ABs this year, but is currently hitting .342. Do we see Casilla starting and batting 2nd for the rest of the year? Is it reasonable to think he his average will be near .300 and get 20 steals from this point on? Batting between gomez and Mauer should ensure plenty of run production.
I know Casilla wont get as much steal oppurtunities batting 2nd behind Gomez,but Chone Figgins is dealing with a Hammy situation. Do you think it might be a worthwhile bet Casilla could come close to Figgins output from this point on?
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby jswede » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:06 am

just glancing at his player card and there's nothing in his previous career stats pointing to this type of production, nor in his projections (Pecota 90%: 88/3/42/36/.289/.345). but can't argue this year's stats - he's 23 - could very well be a suitable Figgins replacement, less some steals.
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby Carew7 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:21 pm

This guy has been awesome for me, i picked him up after his first start a while back and he's done nothing but i'mpress me... i traded away pedroia because i have him... i was pretty weak at 2base with pedroia as my starter, but now i have Casilla and Derosa as my 2nd basemen and i couldnt be happier... i'm thinking the twins will stick with Casilla for the long haul.. i dont see why not, and i sure hope they do...
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby 5 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:31 pm

he missed today's game...day-to-day I heard
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby StringerBell » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:06 am

Here's a nice little article about Gomez and Casilla. A lot of it focuses on how much Casilla's plate discipline has improved:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... p&c_id=mlb
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:49 pm

Anyone know how long he's out?
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby Spectrum » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:36 pm

played today...
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Re: Twins 2B Casilla

Postby StringerBell » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:54 pm

Flopped early in the game with Runners in Scoring position----but did extend his hit streak to 12 games............
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