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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby Freebird27 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:19 pm

Thanks for all the input fellas, I think if it comes down to it I will go Gordon.

What kind of ceiling do you think we are reasonably talking Gordon?

Peralta type bat? Not a stud, but am above average stick from MI..power,rbi?
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby thomasps3 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:38 pm

if he qualifies at 2b, I would say above average bat.....huge range of possible outocmes, so I'll go conservative and say:
.266
17 HR
58 RBI
53 Rs
7 SBs


But that is just a premature idea, without having done any kind of thorough projection.....and also factoring in a whole season....500-550 ABs
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby hybrid » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:09 pm

Freebird27 wrote:Thanks for all the input fellas, I think if it comes down to it I will go Gordon.

What kind of ceiling do you think we are reasonably talking Gordon?

Peralta type bat? Not a stud, but am above average stick from MI..power,rbi?


If we are talking potential ceiling, I'd go with something in these ranges: .280-.285 - 20-25hr - 10sb - r/rbi depend to much on line up position, that said should be able to be a good run producer with XB hits and good enough speed not to clog up anything.

thomasp3 wrote:I am really having a hard time with the Tim Beckham school of thought that says he'll be a 40+ SB guy. All reports I've read indicate he has average speed, and as he matures, it will likely translate into even less speed, although he won't be a station to station guy at any point in his career. His best tool is definitely his bat, with strong wrists nad above average bat speed. Furthermore, short season debuts are almost always not a true reflection of a players ability, as he makes the adjustment from metal to wood bats in Beckham's case, and faces professional pitching for the first time, all while we try to measure what his stats mean within a very, very small sample size.


I agree with not thinking Beckham is a 40+ sb threat, very few are and he doesn't have that great speed. I'd disagree however with his best tool being his bat, and the SS reference is there to only show to he has work to do with his hitting. I won't say he is going to stay a -.250 hitter, but I also don't see him becoming that good unless they really overhaul his approach at the plate.
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Re: Rate the Beckhams

Postby MaudDib » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:48 pm

Everything I have read has Tim with above average speed to plus speed. 40 SB might be on the high side but there is no question that he will steal bases. So whether it is 25 or 40 he will give you nice numbers there.
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