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Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Triplec223 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:11 pm

Just thought everyone could benefit from a list of guys that are notorious for having big second halves or guys that are prone to slowing down in the second half. They'd make for some good buy-low/sell-high candidates.

Some I have in mind that are usually big post-ASB:

Pitchers
Scott Kazmir
Johan Santana (though this is kind of a no-brainer)
Erik Bedard
Chad Billingsley
Matt Cain

Batters
Jeremy Hermida
Garrett Atkins
Prince Fielder
Jimmy Rollins
Brandon Phillips
Robinson Cano
Troy Tulowitzki
Mark Teixera
Adrian Beltre
Derrek Lee
Nick Markakis
Adam LaRoche


And some that usually slow down:

Pitchers
Dan Haren
Derek Lowe
Mark Buehrle

Batters
Eric Byrnes
Xavier Nady
Nate McLouth (?)

All i can think of at the moment. I'll update this as suggestions come in.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:22 pm

I personally think that Rollins will have a huge 2nd half. Also Phillips.

As for pitchers, Billingsley and Joba.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:28 pm

I think Cano and Tulowitzki will have big 2nd halves
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby J35J » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:30 pm

I think Haren will continue to have a solid season personally.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby NorthSider2 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:34 pm

I think Hamilton will continue to stay hot and maybe even win the Triple Crown

Also Pujols usually has beastly 2nd halves so i think could do well
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby thatguy27 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:41 pm

Probably the most obvious in my book behind Santana is Teixeira.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby thatguy27 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:42 pm

I find it funny that the OP put Joba in the list of those who usually do well post All-Star Break. Not saying he won't have a big second half, but come one, he doesn't have any sort of track record to justify lumping with the others on that list.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby BravesGuy » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:59 pm

I think Matt Cain and Shef will have nice 2nd halves.
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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby The Cow » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:03 pm

Your only fooling yourselves if you do not believe that Bret Tomko will be the best pitcher in baseball in the 2nd half.

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Re: Best candidates for big 2nd halves (or awful 2nd halvesl)?

Postby tah161 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:08 pm

Biggest Flops in the second half:

McLouth
Ludwick
both are allready slowing way down

Big second halfs:

Furcal
Beltre (even though im trading him :( )
Manny
D-Lee
Kemp

Pitchers:

Billingsley
Harang
Dice-K
Johan
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