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Thoughts on Magglio?

Postby NotAmused » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:07 pm

It's early, but he's looking pretty good and he had a good 2nd half last season. What's a realistic projection for him this year? I know the batting average will be there, but any chance he hits 20 hrs? Could you see him being more valuable than someone like Ibanez?
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Re: Thoughts on Magglio?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:21 pm

He had a 1.81 GB/FB ratio and a 8.0% HR/FB last year, both career worsts. If he can rebound back to something like 1.25/10 then he could push 20 HR and be a serviceable OF4 (or even a back-end OF3). But he's 36 and his ISO over the last three years has gone down from .232 to .172 to a measly .118. I have him in two leagues as a back-end OF4 and I don't expect him to put up anything significantly better than Placido "Empty AVG" Polanco.
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Re: Thoughts on Magglio?

Postby bazzy_51 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:26 pm

I also own him, but its as my OF4-OF5 in a 14 teamer. Maggs still should be able to produce at a decent clip for the position I need him for, but I think 20 HR is a bit of a stretch and 20+ is pushing the envelope off the table IMO. He should carry a solid average like usual and will have a shot to drive in some runs, but the power is dwindling and to expect anything out of his past I think is expecting too much.

Also, in reguards to the previous poster, I'd actually start Polanco (if given the choice between Placido and Maggs for one UTIL slot) over Maggs 9 times outta 10.
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Re: Thoughts on Magglio?

Postby mtxdevil » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:28 pm

His head wasn't in the game for most of the season last year due to his wife's cancer. That will take a toll on anyone, and was likely why we saw career lows across the board. After the disease was overcome (thankfully) in August, he started hitting like himself again. I think he can be a serviceable OF3/OF4 depending on the league this year.
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Re: Thoughts on Magglio?

Postby baseball77 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:02 pm

I think he'll rebound this year. Like others have said, he's a fine 3rd or 4th outfield and he has looked good so far with multiple hits in each game including a long HR today.
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