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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby giambiformvp » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:59 pm

Braun... not even a question for me.
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Birds on the Bat » Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:44 pm

Braun had two outstanding months (May and July) and his production was down significantly the rest of the year. One thing I'm wondering about is Braun's batting average. He batted well over .300 in his rookie year and in May/July he batted .322 and .366 respectively... so what's up with the .285 overall average? Should we expect higher?
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Scooter1027 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:45 am

Birds on the Bat wrote:Braun had two outstanding months (May and July) and his production was down significantly the rest of the year. One thing I'm wondering about is Braun's batting average. He batted well over .300 in his rookie year and in May/July he batted .322 and .366 respectively... so what's up with the .285 overall average? Should we expect higher?


He dealt with a significant ribcage injury the last month or two of the season that he described as incredibly painful. At times his swing was painful to watch, he just was not getting around on the ball like normal, especially on balls inside. If they weren't in a playoff race, I think Braun would have sat out much of September. So to answer your question, yes, I anticipate a higher than .285 average, I myself am projecting .300.
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:52 am

Braun...Hamilton needs to prove he can do it again
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby J35J » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:14 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:Braun...Hamilton needs to prove he can do it again


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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Sevon » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:00 pm

In my mind, both of these guys could be top 5 picks next year. This thing is close. Closer than some of you realize.

Both of these guys could put up .320 AVG, 40 HRs, 130 RBI, 15 SB with 100+ Runs.
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:11 pm

Sevon wrote:In my mind, both of these guys could be top 5 picks next year. This thing is close. Closer than some of you realize.

Both of these guys could put up .320 AVG, 40 HRs, 130 RBI, 15 SB with 100+ Runs.

Of course they could. Holliday could put up .335/35/125/110/25, but we don't draft on upside for the first few rounds. We mostly draft on expected production, what they're most likely to put up. Most of the players in the first 2-3 rounds are capable of putting up top 5-10 numbers, but the lower they are the less likely they are to do so.
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Re: Ryan Braun vs. Josh Hamilton

Postby Sevon » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:32 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Of course they could. Holliday could put up .335/35/125/110/25, but we don't draft on upside for the first few rounds. We mostly draft on expected production, what they're most likely to put up. Most of the players in the first 2-3 rounds are capable of putting up top 5-10 numbers, but the lower they are the less likely they are to do so.


Not to nitpick (because I know what you're saying), but take another look at the players in the first 2-3 rounds. Most of those guys certainly are not capable of putting up top 5 numbers.

And there is no way Holliday puts up those numbers in Oakland. Changing leagues will have a negative effect on his numbers. And switching from Colorado to Oakland will further negatively effect his HRs. Don't get me wrong, Holliday is the man. But there will be an adjustment period for him. And unlike Cabrera last year, he won't be figuring out a new league in the confines of Comerica Park.
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