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When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby d3baser » Fri May 28, 2010 11:56 pm

Played out generational talent jokes aside, a lot of people keep talking about it, but when do you think it will happen?
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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby NZ Eff » Sat May 29, 2010 2:48 am

I don't see it happening, he is the real deal no doubt. Heyward has had a couple of mini slumps but nothing more than every other major league hitter does every season.

Heyward is in the same class as Pujols, Braun and Longoria who also excelled as rookie hitters. Not many do.
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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat May 29, 2010 10:43 am

When he makes his Hall of Fame induction speech.
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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby RedHopeful » Sat May 29, 2010 1:42 pm

This can't be a serious question. You really think it's possible to calculate when someone is going to hit a wall? :-S
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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby AussieDodger » Sat May 29, 2010 1:50 pm

When the Gatorade machine isn't available? :-? :-?

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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby wrveres » Sat May 29, 2010 1:54 pm

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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 29, 2010 4:03 pm

Smarch 32nd.
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Postby mac-unit » Sat May 29, 2010 4:31 pm

wrveres wrote:July 20th

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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby thatguy27 » Sat May 29, 2010 5:38 pm

I can understand the concept of a rookie wall in football - these players are used to playing 12 or so games against college level competition, not 20+ (when you include preseason) against NFL level competition. That's a big transition.

I can understand the concept of a rookie wall in baseball for pitchers - these guys are used to throwing maybe 100-150 innings against MiLB competition, not 150-200 innings against MLB competition. That, too, is a big transition.

But, outside of maybe catcher, I just don't see the concept of a rookie wall applying to baseball position players. So they play more games, and the pitching is better. But all they're doing is standing around in the field for a long time, chasing balls and throwing them, and then standing in the batter's box and swinging at pitches, than running around the bases. These are finely tuned athletes, so the extra physical activity that comes from performing the above activities in more games shouldn't really be an issue. Mentally, yes, it can be draining, but that's part of the game for everyone. Physically, it should be easier for these guys than for seasoned vets with a lot more mileage on their bodies.
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Re: When does Heyward hit the rookie wall?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat May 29, 2010 5:42 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Smarch 32nd.


Not on my birthday... :~(
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