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Postby HipHipJorge » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:30 pm

Batting before the pitcher today. A sign of things to come. Was a solid breakout/4th OF I thought. Any Cards fans, or anyone else, got any info if this will be his normal batting spot?
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby NotAmused » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:55 pm

He's awful against lefties and he's playing one of the best lefties in the game today, could be why he's down there today.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby clevername » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:53 pm

he's bad against lefties but Santana tears up righties, too, so LaRussa decided to not go with the L/R split and put Rasmus at the bottom of the lineup and kept his glove in center.

You probably can count on him still getting platooned a bit against left handers. Part of that is LaRussa, part of that is Rasmus still not catching up with left handers like he was in the minors yet.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:14 pm

HipHipJorge wrote: Was a solid breakout/4th OF I thought.


He still is. It's less than two weeks into the season. If anything you're encouraged by his start because he has a nice K/BB ratio and has shown flashes of power. The average will bounce back up in time.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby dannahann » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:54 pm

I see it as progress. Last season Rasmus doesn't sniff the starting lineup against a stud lefty like Johan. In their 6 games his week, STL faced 4 lefties, Johan, Ollie-P, and Wandy, and Wolf (going baskwards). I think Tony started Rasmus in everyone of them except the Wolf game. Last season he would've been fortunate to start more than one of the four.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby k.k. » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:04 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
HipHipJorge wrote: Was a solid breakout/4th OF I thought.


He still is. It's less than two weeks into the season. If anything you're encouraged by his start because he has a nice K/BB ratio and has shown flashes of power. The average will bounce back up in time.

I hope you're right. I'm starting to get concerned. I am hoping for big things from Rasmus this season. I had targeted him in my draft.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:28 am

Rasmus is hitting the waivers all over fantasyland.
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby k.k. » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:Rasmus is hitting the waivers all over fantasyland.

That would be unreasonable panicking. It's week 2 folks. WEEK 2!
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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby clevername » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:49 pm

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Re: C. Rasmus

Postby Curtis Pride » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:55 pm

Through 4 ab tonight (likely his only of the game)

.167 BABIP
.313 IsoP (that's MASSIVE)

Yes, the 35% K rate is scary, as is his atrocious atrociousness vs. lefties, but to give an idea of how small the sample size is so far, if he had 3 lucky balls fall in for bloop singles so far this year, instead of having a .167 BABIP, he'd have a .333 BABIP, and instead of hitting .167 with an .866 OPS, he'd have a .281/.439/.594 line.

Even if he only had 2 extra balls fall in for singles, he'd have a .278 BABIP and a .977 OPS.

His upside is huge. Don't give up.
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