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Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby Tommy John » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:00 am

Wanted to see what everyone thought about Ross from here on out. Heard someone on Baseball Tonight say he thought Ross would hit 20 more dingers before the years over.

Saw he hit something like 8HR 30 some RBI and hit .350 in the second half of last year. He is also at that magical age of 27.

Also, anyone think Murton will get regular ABs and be a quality OF for the A's. He is the type of hitter they like, good K to BB ratio, good AVG. I think Murton could be a good guy to have in the second half.

What are everyone elses thoughts?
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:20 am

he is certainly on my radar. i nabbed him in my 12-team h2h, but he's sitting on waivers in my 10-team money league. the RBIs are ridiculous and i'm sure won't last, but he appears to be seeing the ball really well right now.
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby Surfs up » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:20 pm

His numbers last year. Was that after ther ASB or was it for the second half? Huge difference. Something like 15 or more games difference.
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby kcs261 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:41 pm

I picked him up a week ago. I hope he explodes.
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby stumpak » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:20 am

I think he will be good for power, but there a couple of things that would make me leery about having him as a fantasy OF starter in mixed leagues or leagues that are not deep:

1) His BA has always been decidedly mediocre, including in the minors, even at such hitter's paradises as Las Vegas. It would not be out of the question for him to turn in an Adam Dunn type of second half, which is deadly to BA in roto. The .335 from the second half last year looks like a clear aberration.

2) His Home/Road splits and L/R splits make him most valuable in league formats that provide enough roster space for platoon player or two. I play in such a league, and I plan to use him against LHPs and maybe RHPs on the road. But at home against righties, you are basically dealing with a very mediocre output (which makes sense since he is RH and plays in a pitcher's park). I do not think the current H/R split will remain as acute all season, but it will still be there.

So if you can live with a .250-.275 BA to get 12-15 HRs the rest of the year, Ross may be your guy as a full-time player; otherwise, you will maximize value by platooning him.
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby zhutou » Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:32 am

stumpak wrote:I think he will be good for power, but there a couple of things that would make me leery about having him as a fantasy OF starter in mixed leagues or leagues that are not deep:

1) His BA has always been decidedly mediocre, including in the minors, even at such hitter's paradises as Las Vegas. It would not be out of the question for him to turn in an Adam Dunn type of second half, which is deadly to BA in roto. The .335 from the second half last year looks like a clear aberration.

2) His Home/Road splits and L/R splits make him most valuable in league formats that provide enough roster space for platoon player or two. I play in such a league, and I plan to use him against LHPs and maybe RHPs on the road. But at home against righties, you are basically dealing with a very mediocre output (which makes sense since he is RH and plays in a pitcher's park). I do not think the current H/R split will remain as acute all season, but it will still be there.

So if you can live with a .250-.275 BA to get 12-15 HRs the rest of the year, Ross may be your guy as a full-time player; otherwise, you will maximize value by platooning him.


yep. look at his babip for last year. he will give you power but expect a mediocre avg.
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Re: Cody Ross = Second Half Beast

Postby soccerballer002 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:39 pm

Well I can deal with an average in the range of .250-.275, but if we are talking under .250 than I would really have to sleep on it...
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