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Postby verb1999 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:01 pm

This guy has been lighting it up like crazy lately. I drafted him, and after such a poor start, dropped him, and haven't had a steady short stop since.

I noticed his surge began when he was bumped up to the #2 spot in the batting order, previously batting approx. 6th or 7th. I believe I read somewhere that he was 2nd in the line up all last year, which is when he was fantasy worthy. Maybe it's a mental thing? I can guarantee it helps having Weeks on base every time to bat around, and Braun and Fielder batting behind you.

Any thoughts or info on this guy? I would love to pick him back up, but am hesitant after his horrid start.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby redjake » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:25 am

He has batted mostly in the 7th spot up until now. With Milwaukee batting their pitcher 8th, he wasn't really seeing any good pitches. I drafted/dropped him as well and have been watching closely to see if he would ever get moved up in the order. He batted a couple of times in the top three spots but never consistently until now.

I don't know if it's permanent but he's certainly making a case to stay there. I made a larger trade last week that included him and I'm gambling that he stays at the two spot and has a big, or even good, second half.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby BigRy » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:38 am

same exact situation here. I drafted him, dropped him and now picked him backup. Hopefully he reaches the draft potential we all hoped for.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby rsolsky2 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:52 am

BigRy wrote:same exact situation here. I drafted him, dropped him and now picked him backup. Hopefully he reaches the draft potential we all hoped for.


I started with Tulo then dropped him and was using Escobar my supersub. Picked up JJ 3 days ago..NICE
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby verb1999 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:21 pm

I wish I picked him up 3 days ago. But...I'm on the ship that drafted/dropped/picked up again. Today is his first day on my team, and he's already gone the yard. What a dramatic difference between him batting 2nd and 7th... Crazy.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby yossarian » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:34 pm

Dropped K. Johnson, who's actually been a VERY servicable 2B for him (I have Ramirez and Casilla as my other 2 2B). I could end up regretting this decision, but I had him last season when he was hot for 2 months, and I just couldn't resist the thought of that production coming out of my SS postion.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby machine3 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:35 pm

Traded him for Smoltz a couple days before Smoltz went on the DL. :-P
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby Tiki1311 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:32 pm

I was gonna pick him up a couple of days ago. Didn't. Then I picked him up today and dropped Todd Helton. I kept waiting for that month where Helton would hit .340 with 12 doubles so I could start him, but he never came close and the back injury makes me think it might not happen.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby redjake » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:27 am

15 hits (inc. 4 HRs) in his last 5 games has raised his AVG from .259 to .292. By no means am I insinuating that were looking at a .300 hitter here, but just pointing out the 30 point jump in such a short period of time.

With Hardy, though, he could just as easily be back to .259 by this time next week.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby verb1999 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:05 pm

Not if he's batting 2nd in the lineup! He hits .300 there.
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