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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby BigRy » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:55 pm

verb1999 wrote:Not if he's batting 2nd in the lineup! He hits .300 there.

I have to agree.I don't see him falling back much. He is in a perfect spot right now in the lineup. He looks to be primed for a huge 2nd half.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby Ursa » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:28 pm

I had Crosby as my SS having already had the dreadful Khalil Greene followed by the even more appalling Felipe Lopez there. With the barely serviceable Crosby going on the DL, I was forced to trade for a decent SS so I went for Hardy. Hopefully he stays in the 2 spot and I get decent SS production for the first time this year.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby Amazing Oopah » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:54 pm

what the hell has gotten into J.J. lately? 8-o 8-o 8-o
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby wildbill » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:34 pm

Amazing Oopah wrote:what the hell has gotten into J.J. lately? 8-o 8-o 8-o

Don't question the beast within, he might run away. ;-D
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby vladrules » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:39 pm

Go J.J.!! Whatever you're doing, don't change it.

What do you expect him to offer in terms of SB? Thanks

I'm trying to sell high on him.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby imblotto » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:10 pm

vladrules wrote:Go J.J.!! Whatever you're doing, don't change it.

What do you expect him to offer in terms of SB? Thanks

I'm trying to sell high on him.



Not much at all, 5 at the most. It seems as if he's gotten slower this year, and especially with Braun, Fielder, and Hart hitting behind him I don't think he'll get the green light much.
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby Relentless » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Anyone know on how high of a prospect Hardy was coming out of the Brewers farm system? I know that he had that crazy streak to start the season last year, and this recent one. Is there a way he can stay consistent and become a star, or is he as streaky as they come?
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby wildbill » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:04 pm

This is from and insider article on ESPN. I don't know if they mind posting the whole thing elsewhere so I'll sum up the section that reference JJ and give a few excerpts and a link to the full thing, if you have the access. I think after a day or 2 they generally make them available to everyone.

Basically it says Hardy had been suffering from shoulder issues most of the season, here's a small excerpt:
just because you're in the lineup every day doesn't mean you're playing at 100 percent. Hardy had season-ending shoulder surgery in 2004, and at times his shoulder has continued to bother him, although it's usually not too serious. He'd been dealing with it since early in the season, but he really aggravated it on June 11 while fielding a ground ball, and it got to be a little too much for him to stay in the lineup.

After missing six days, Hardy returned to the lineup with a vengeance. He started a 16-game hit streak that ended on Saturday, but picked it right back up again with two homers on Sunday.


It goes on to talk about how his swing was affected by the injury and has been righted as a result of the rest and finishes with this:
What can we expect in the second half? Now that he's healthy, there's no reason he can't put up 10-15 homers with a solid .270-.280 batting average. Contrary to the opinion of many, last year's 26-homer output wasn't hugely over his head.


For the full article that covers several Brewer players: http://insider.espn.go.com/fantasy/base ... oard080707
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby imblotto » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:01 am

Relentless wrote:Anyone know on how high of a prospect Hardy was coming out of the Brewers farm system? I know that he had that crazy streak to start the season last year, and this recent one. Is there a way he can stay consistent and become a star, or is he as streaky as they come?


In 2004, he was ranked 3rd behind Weeks and Fielder in the Brewers system.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/fe ... ewers.html
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Re: J.J. Hardy

Postby shoelessjoetara » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:35 pm

I love this guys peoduction in my 14 teamer. I am currently in 1st place but not by much. With him and the chance Adam LaRoche goes on his 2nd half tear, helps out a lot. I just hope I can hold on until Ortiz, Damon, Hideki Matsui and Chris Young come off the DL.
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