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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:18 am

It is still way too early to say that Weeks will never hit for a good average. He is only 25 and has missed a lot of time due to injuries. Also, he is very streaky and once he gets into his usual hot streak, you won't care what his batting average looks like.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Rman3911 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:33 pm

You guys think he's OK to get back into lineups? He kind of just phantomly got put back on the team from the DL?
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Yanks_Baby » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:35 pm

Rman3911 wrote:You guys think he's OK to get back into lineups? He kind of just phantomly got put back on the team from the DL?

Did you expect a welcome back party?
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Triplec223 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:39 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
Rman3911 wrote:You guys think he's OK to get back into lineups? He kind of just phantomly got put back on the team from the DL?

Did you expect a welcome back party?


Haha, apparently it was ESPN Alert worthy. I got the text yesterday afternoon.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby WyldStallyn » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:55 pm

Triplec223 wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:
Rman3911 wrote:You guys think he's OK to get back into lineups? He kind of just phantomly got put back on the team from the DL?

Did you expect a welcome back party?


Haha, apparently it was ESPN Alert worthy. I got the text yesterday afternoon.


hes back? i competely missed that. the BA is the fudamental question. if he gets it up ill pick him back up, but otherwise i cant afford to. already 2nd to last in BA, thanks in part to him before he got hurt
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Rman3911 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:59 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:
Rman3911 wrote:You guys think he's OK to get back into lineups? He kind of just phantomly got put back on the team from the DL?

Did you expect a welcome back party?

No, maybe something called a rehab stint, considering they were talking ASB for his return.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:31 pm

Triplec223 wrote:Just for the record, Weeks holds the NCAA career batting average record. He hit .465 (254-for-546) in his college days at Southern U.

Then again, Khalil Greene is second on the NCAA single season list with a .470 average in his senior year.

But.....470 is higher than .465.... :-? Actually, Greene hit .480 but I guess that's beside the point.

As for the note on BABIP, freeling_prideful is exactly right. Players like Matt Kemp, for example, who have a high LD% (25.9%) wind up with a higher BABIP (.383), but it is by no means solely luck. In fact, judging by the LD% + 12% rule, Kemp is almost right on the money.

Weeks' uppercut swing not only causes a lot of pop-ups, but when he gets the ball on the ground, the angle at which the bat hits it usually produces a weak grounder that infielders can easily get to, as opposed to someone who puts their full force of the swing and shoots a grounder between infielders. Incidentally, his GB% is at a career-high 50.1%. If he doesn't get some fundamental work done on his swing in the next two seasons, then I'd safely label him a bust. Until that happens, don't expect a major BA upswing anytime soon.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Fallout » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:49 pm

3/4 today with a SB and a R. Could going on the dl have given him time to work some things out, or maybe just a mental break that helped? Obviously this is too soon to tell, but here's hoping he can live up to his potential, I dropped Wigginton for him yesterday.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby qhn79 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:05 pm

But.....470 is higher than .465.... :-?

just to clarify, greene was a single season for the .470, or .480 as you corrected.

.465 was weeks career total.

he went 3/4 last night, so hopefully he can hit well going forward. to this point he has succeeded pretty well, except for average, and he's never really been fully healthy. i'd love to see what he can do without anything bothering him. hopefully that happens.
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Re: Weeks' Average

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:11 pm

Oh, my bad. I misread.

Greene's ML career BA is .252...don't look towards college numbers to dictate a player's hitting ability. College baseball is a much different game from pro baseball.
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