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More HR's, M Cab or Braun?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:12 pm

Miguel Cabrera
35
70%
Ryan Braun
15
30%
 
Total votes : 50

Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:10 pm

I have both pegged at 35, but I have more confidence in M. Cab...
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby Maris09 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:41 pm

duckbillgates wrote:
NikkiSixx wrote:I dont think there is any question that Braun will hit more HR's.


Huh?

Both hit 37 last year. M-Cab had 21 after the All-Star break to Braun's 14.

In his second full season in the AL, my money would be on Cabrera.


Did you really look at all the facts before that 'huh"?

Braun matched Cabrera's career high of 37, in only his 2nd year in the big leauges (2008).
Also back in 2007 (Braun's 1st season) he also matched Cabrera's career high at the time, which was 34......and Braun did it in 44 less games.

Obviously current health is an issue, and I'm not saying I wouldn't rather have MCab (especially since he's 3B eligible), but to me there's little doubt that Braun has at least a little more power potential.

Career HR per AB
MCab approx 1 HR per 19 AB
Braun approx 1 HR per 15 AB

I think Braun has a little more power, but I also think I'd rather have MCab for this year.
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby Ender » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:51 pm

I'll take Braun, he was on pace for 40 before his injury last year, he's in a better hitters park, he's in a weaker league and he is more of a hacker so gets more 'chances' to hit a HR.
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby ayebatter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:54 pm

MCab - 37
Braun - 35
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:57 pm

J35J wrote:
OneLoveBoomer wrote:If this ribcage thing keeps acting up it won't even be close


This is where I'm at....I wouldn't be suprised if Braun misses a couple dozen games.

This is what pushes me to the Cabrera side.
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:58 pm

ayebatter wrote:MCab - 37
Braun - 35

I was just about to post Miggy-35, Braun-37
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:06 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:
ayebatter wrote:MCab - 37
Braun - 35

I was just about to post Miggy-35, Braun-37

I see Miggy going off, mid to lower 40s.
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby ayebatter » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:08 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:
ayebatter wrote:MCab - 37
Braun - 35

I was just about to post Miggy-35, Braun-37



Glad to see you changed your mind. :-D
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:27 pm

Maris09 wrote:
duckbillgates wrote:
NikkiSixx wrote:I dont think there is any question that Braun will hit more HR's.


Huh?

Both hit 37 last year. M-Cab had 21 after the All-Star break to Braun's 14.

In his second full season in the AL, my money would be on Cabrera.


Did you really look at all the facts before that 'huh"?

Braun matched Cabrera's career high of 37, in only his 2nd year in the big leauges (2008).
Also back in 2007 (Braun's 1st season) he also matched Cabrera's career high at the time, which was 34......and Braun did it in 44 less games.

Obviously current health is an issue, and I'm not saying I wouldn't rather have MCab (especially since he's 3B eligible), but to me there's little doubt that Braun has at least a little more power potential.

Career HR per AB
MCab approx 1 HR per 19 AB
Braun approx 1 HR per 15 AB

I think Braun has a little more power, but I also think I'd rather have MCab for this year.


Oh, I'm not arguing that they aren't close. That's why the "huh?" in response to someone saying that Braun was the undoubted HR leader.

As for the career stats, M-Cab spent his first five years in a ballpark that was awful for hitters with little protection. After adjusting to the new league (don't underestimate that), he proceeded to go off on a second-half pace of 1 HR per 12.8 AB.

And he's younger than Braun, but with 616 more games of MLB experience. I just don't see Braun having any more power potential.

Both are great young hitters, though. No argument on that.
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Re: More HR's M Cab or Braun?

Postby Yoda » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:12 am

Braun for bombs.
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