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Postby RynMan » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:40 am

I was listening to mlb.com radio the other day and they were raving about this guy. does any1 see any value in him? i have loretta at 2nd on one of my teams and am deciding whether to drop him for Jimenez.
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Postby polyphonic » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:54 am

I'm not very high on Loretta. I think he had a fluke year, and he doesn't have power or speed. Jimenez has both, played pretty well last year, and just needs to learn how to put it all together.
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Postby jonnyblack » Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:03 am

obp needs to improve, but he is a nice semi-sleeper.
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Postby Fantstud » Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:15 am

Loretta is a better player. Keep him......Jimenez has a 10sb range and little pop. I had both players last year. I'd take Loretta before Jimenez.
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Postby benjapage » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:29 am

loretta was not a fluke last year. though he is going into a (presumably) pitcher-friendly park, he is a career .297 hitter. he might get you 5 sb, 15 hr, and maybe 70 each of rbi and runs.

these are not bad numbers.

but d'angelo is the man. having found his niche in cincinnati, he is poised and aggressive. i got the chance to watch him in person at the hitter-friendly "great, home-run-again ballpark" about 15 times last year. he is fast, he does have some power, and now that he'll be playing every day, i'd look (conservatively) for 20 hr and 15sb with a .290 avg. to improve the package, you can get him 3 or 4 rounds later than you could loretta.

when jimenez was coming up through the yankees system, he was touted as soriano's equal. then he had a spinal injury and people gave up on him. he's finally putting the pieces together again. i'm going to try to nab him in the middle-late rounds, after loretta's been taken.

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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:33 am

I'd take Jimenez over Loretta every time. Jimenez is a young player who is just getting better. He can easily be a 15 HR 20 Steal guy in Cinci. He hit .290 the second half of last year so he is also figuring that part of the game out. He also led the Mexican Winter league he played at in OBP so he is learning how to be a lead-off hitter.
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Postby polyphonic » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:35 am

loretta's numbers might not be a fluke, but last season was far and away his best season. We're talking about a guy who struggled for playing time on the BREWERS for EIGHT YEARS.
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