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Postby guest » Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:48 pm

if you look at matt stairs' stats, he hit 20 HR's in 300 at bats( with the pirates i think). he is now with the royals and from what i've heard, he is gonna play every day. if he gets 600 AB's he is projected to hit 40 HR's . he even has a good average last year. tell me what you guys think about this and if i'm right or wrong.


ps. does anyone think geoff jenkins will ahve a good year this year.
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Postby titanut » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:08 pm

I don't have him in my top 200 pre-draft. Doesen't mean I am right,
maybe at age 36 he has a great year. At best he is a sleeper you
grab in the last 2 rounds.
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Postby guest » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:11 pm

but if he gets a lot of at bats he should be able to hit at least 30 HR's.
think about it, he hit 20 HR's in half a season on a crappy team. moving to a better hitting team in KC and playing DH should help him more. just think about it. he's gonna be at least a little good.
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:30 pm

If he gets enough at bats, he might hit 35 HR's. Too many "if's" and "might's" since he's platooning with Ken Harvey. He's a late round flier at best.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:38 pm

He'll be playing around 65% of the time. He kills right-handed pitching and Harvey kills lefties. They'll make a good platoon.

But you're right in that he could be a nice sleeper. He's moved to a good park and lineup. The pitching in the central isn't top-notch. Last year he had a high OPS than Brian Giles.

I plan to take him late in my 20 team draft. I don't see any room for him in a 12 team league, though.
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Postby ondeckb » Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:02 am

He'll platoon with Harvey at !B/DH and will spell Gonzalez and Gueil in the OF. Expect about 400 AB....
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Postby tool069c » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:32 am

There's a reason hes been on 6 ML teams in 11 years...ya thats right, he is not good. If he hits 20 again, ill eat my hat...he is a decent platoon or bench guy on a ML team, he isnt worth a look in fantasy. I feel bad for myself, as I've wasted 5 minutes of my life on this thread...WHAT A WASTE...
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:50 am

What's the guarantee? What do we get if Stairs doesn't hit 35 homers?
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Postby Spartans Rule » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:56 am

Stairs against lefties the past 3 years:

84 AB, .176, 2 HR, 6 R, 12 RBI

The Hamster is not going to play every day because he can't hit lefties. If he did play every day and faced lefties on any sort of regular basis, he would kill your BA. If you're in a deep league with daily transactions, it might not be a bad idea to keep him around just to use against righties. But in most leagues, leave him alone.
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Postby fezzik » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:57 am

I kind of agree...but 35?

I like the production he had last year with minimal AB's as well. If he tears it up in the spring or starts the season really strong, I'll look to see if I have room on my roster. I have him on my radar in my 20 team league, but in a 12 team league, I'd say it's enough just to keep a close eye on him (since you're probably the only one who is) and snatch him up when he starts producing regularly (and getting regular playing time...which is the key).
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