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Postby fezzik » Fri May 22, 2009 11:45 pm

I'm trying to figure out if this guy is at all for real. He's at the top of the league in BBs with Dunn and Fielder. His K/BB ratio is ridiculous. He's actually been a little unlucky with a BABIP under .300. I don't expect him to keep up this sort of RBI pace and his HR total seems a bit inflated, but if he continues to get on with a .400+ OBP and that Toronto offense behind him...he'll be near the top of the league in runs scored.

I'm thinking about going after him in a 7x7 league where we have BBs as a category, so if anyone has any insight on this guy please let me/us know. If he ends up being the real thing, now is the time to try to get him IMO.

Any Toronto fans out there? mweir? You seem to always have an opinion :-D ...what do you think about this guy? I'm sure you've seen him play. ;-D

I don't typically start threads, so if this belongs in some other sub-forum go ahead and move it. It didn't involve an injury or an update, so this seemed like the best place to seek knowledge.
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Re: Marco Scutaro

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 23, 2009 12:49 am

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Re: Marco Scutaro

Postby mweir145 » Sat May 23, 2009 12:51 am

Toronto's offense will fade (in fact, they have only scored 8 runs in their last 5 games), but I'm really not sure about Scutaro.

I doubt he keeps it up due to his age/career track record, but maybe he'll have a 2006 Reed Johnson-like season (look it up if you can't remember).
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Re: Marco Scutaro

Postby fezzik » Sat May 23, 2009 1:03 am

mweir145 wrote:Toronto's offense will fade (in fact, they have only scored 8 runs in their last 5 games), but I'm really not sure about Scutaro.

I doubt he keeps it up due to his age/career track record, but maybe he'll have a 2006 Reed Johnson-like season (look it up if you can't remember).


Yeah, I looked it up since my memory of Reed Johnson's seasons isn't that great. :-)

That would be a decent season, though Johnson clearly got lucky that year and had a poor K/BB ratio. It's Scutaro's BB numbers that have really made me take a long look at him. 36 BBs compared to 20 Ks deserves some discussion IMO. But seeing how Toronto most likely won't keep putting up a ton of runs, and Scutaro's value relies heavily on his teammates driving him in, perhaps I should look for help somewhere else. It's really just this one league where I'm considering him (where BBs is a category).

I agree his history would indicate this hot start being anomalous...but I wanted more info, especially since his peripheral stats seem so solid this year.
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Postby y2jayjk » Sat May 23, 2009 2:32 am

I had already cut Scutaro. I used him to replace Uggla...then picked up Weeks...had to cut Weeks...picked up Asdrubal Cabrera and now Uggla is back to gold, Uggla at 2B, Cabrera at SS...no use for Scutaro.
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Re: Marco Scutaro

Postby mweir145 » Sat May 23, 2009 3:14 am

fezzik wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Toronto's offense will fade (in fact, they have only scored 8 runs in their last 5 games), but I'm really not sure about Scutaro.

I doubt he keeps it up due to his age/career track record, but maybe he'll have a 2006 Reed Johnson-like season (look it up if you can't remember).


Yeah, I looked it up since my memory of Reed Johnson's seasons isn't that great. :-)

That would be a decent season, though Johnson clearly got lucky that year and had a poor K/BB ratio. It's Scutaro's BB numbers that have really made me take a long look at him. 36 BBs compared to 20 Ks deserves some discussion IMO. But seeing how Toronto most likely won't keep putting up a ton of runs, and Scutaro's value relies heavily on his teammates driving him in, perhaps I should look for help somewhere else. It's really just this one league where I'm considering him (where BBs is a category).

I agree his history would indicate this hot start being anomalous...but I wanted more info, especially since his peripheral stats seem so solid this year.


Scutaro has always had a decent K/BB rate (he doesn't strike out often and his BB rate is quite good for a middle infielder). His weakness as a player is his lack of power, and Scutaro has already started declining in May in that area. He has a .754 OPS with no HR this month after starting with .927 and 5 HR in April.

I think his May performance is probably what you can expect going forward.
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