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Postby bazzy_51 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:10 pm

Anyone buying into this kid's stock yet?

Over the past 7 games including today his stat line looks like this:
13/27, 7 R, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB, 7 K

I don't know much about the kid, but there were reports a week or so ago when he started heating up a bit that with regular PT he could turn into something worth keeping an eye on. 5 homers in 7 games doesn't sound like too bad of a play option, but what is his value sitting at right now with the rest of yall? Is this more of a fluke or something we could consistently see out of Will?
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Postby SpecialFNK » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:52 pm

i just picked him up last night for tonights game and going forward. one of the things im wondering about is playing time. is he the full time starter in CF?
i think the power is for real. this season in 53 games at AAA he had 12 HR before coming up to SD.
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/Players/ ... able.shtml
i would think he is going to produce better hitting in the 2 spot infront of Gonzalez than later in the lineup.
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Re: Will Venable...

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:13 pm

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Re: Will Venable...

Postby abrunn11 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:27 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:mirage


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Re: Will Venable...

Postby Padsin05 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:09 am

Padre fan here
270 25 hr 10 sb potential, kinda a mini Nolan Reimold. Hes very streaky, ride him while hes hot, then dump him when he goes 2 straight 0'fers

The Padres are cycling 5 guys into 4 positions, and want to get plenty of AB's for Gwynn, Blanks, Venable, Kouz, and Headley, so in daily leagues I see him as a 5th OF if you can wait til the late game to see if he is in
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Postby abrunn11 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:48 am

Padsin05 wrote:Padre fan here
270 25 hr 10 sb potential, kinda a mini Nolan Reimold. Hes very streaky, ride him while hes hot, then dump him when he goes 2 straight 0'fers

The Padres are cycling 5 guys into 4 positions, and want to get plenty of AB's for Gwynn, Blanks, Venable, Kouz, and Headley, so in daily leagues I see him as a 5th OF if you can wait til the late game to see if he is in


I completely disagree with that potential. There is nothing that points to him hitting 25 hrs/season, at least not in that park. First of all he only has 48 HR in over 1800 minor league at bats. Second of all, since Petco opened only 3 Padres have hit 25 or more HRs in a season, Gonzalez, Greene and Nevin. Both Greene and Nevin only did it one time and Nevin had previously hit over 40 one season. I say his ceiling is more like .275/12/10 and this makes him non-draftable in almost any format. I agree with the above poster that this is a total mirage.
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Re: Will Venable...

Postby fbc_fan » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:36 pm

Padsin05 wrote:The Padres are cycling 5 guys into 4 positions, and want to get plenty of AB's for Gwynn, Blanks, Venable, Kouz, and Headley, so in daily leagues I see him as a 5th OF if you can wait til the late game to see if he is in


blanks is the one to own out of those 5. kid can mash.
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