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A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby thejusman1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:20 am

I have no idea who this guy is, but he had a scorching spring (.509/.603/.660) and he's off to a fantastic start this year, with a .355/.429/.581 line and 4 homers, after having hit two today.

He's been getting regular at-bats recently, as Melvin Mora's been injured... but the way he's swinging his bat, how can the D-Backs not find regular playing time for him? Yahoo has him as OF-eligible, so that would be fantastic if he could find some time out there when Mora came back as well. I've already snagged him in one deep Cafe league, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled... maybe 2011's Ben Zobrist?
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby Padsin05 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:40 am

its funny that his best comparison is another RR

Ryan Raburn, a guy that can do good in his role, but might be picked apart on the daily basis
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby RyeWhiskey » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:58 pm

I wouldn't expect Roberts' AVG or power to continue, but he could be a solid source of stats in deeper leagues, especially ones which count BBs and Ks (his BB/K rate has been quite good throughout his career). If he gets a full season, I'd look for a line of: .280 - 20 - 80 - 80 - 10. It's like Michael Young Lite.
Not bad for a guy who qualifies at 3B/OF in Yahoo and can be found on the WW at the moment.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:25 am

Going way out on a limb here, but anyone else getting a slight Jose Bautista vibe from watching him hit?
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:41 am

he has power potential, based on minor league numbers.
2010 AAA - 94 games/347 AB - .265/.365/.444/.809/ 25 doubles, 11 HR, 16 SB
2008 AAA - 130 games/453 AB - .300/.388/.464/.852/ 28 doubles, 10 HR, 15 SB
2007 AAA - 100 games/337 AB - .249/.355/.409/.764/ 16 doubles, 12 HR
2006 AAA - 98 games/362 AB - .273/.330/.439/.769/ 26 doubles, 10 HR

he did get some decent playing time in 2009 with Arizona..
110 games/305 AB - .279/.367/.416/.783/ 17 doubles, 7 HR, 7 SB

could he be someone who could go 20/20? or at least 15/15?
the only thing holding him back is playing time, and he only has to be better than Mora/Blum.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby timaxman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:26 pm

lane_anasazi2 wrote:Going way out on a limb here, but anyone else getting a slight Jose Bautista vibe from watching him hit?


I'm sure people will jump on you for saying this, but everyone should remember how bautista was a nobody minor leaguer bouncing around with bad stats, till he "arrived" in TOR.


When adjustments are made, historical stats can be tossed in the trash. The question is if roberts has made enough adjustments.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby Ender » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:45 pm

You pick up these types of guys just in case they stay hot all year but the reality is every year there are a dozen guys who have hot Aprils out of nowhere and only 1 or 2 of them keep it up. That is the concept of selling high on them, you are assuming that maybe 25% stay worth it and 75% of the time you are winning the trade.

Any time some random nobody has a hot start it is worth picking him up and just seeing where it goes though. I don't think people realize how rare it is for something like Bautista to happen though. To go from a career part time player to the highest ISO in baseball by a wide margin is something that just doesn't really happen enough to expect someone else to do it.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:21 pm

i'm not buying into him, just seems like a utility player who's hot right now. The dudes 30 and has no track record of this sort of production. deep league? sure, but i'm not dropping anyone considerable for him.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:03 pm

he is getting his 2nd start tonight at 2B for the slumping Kelly Johnson. this will make 2 starts at 2B for him. he would need another 3 starts to gain 2B eligibility in yahoo.
I wonder what the future holds for this situation.
Johnson had a really good season last year for Arizona, but the year before was brutal.
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Re: A Little R&R? Ryan Roberts, 3B/OF

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun May 08, 2011 6:02 pm

he got the start today at 2B for the 5th time. this gives him 2B eligibility in yahoo.
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