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Postby Ry-Guy » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:01 am

The shortstop position went very fast in my last draft and I was left with choosing between Jose Valentin, Jimmy Rollins, Kaz Matsui, and Bobby Crosby.

I took Matsui and then jumped on Crosby as few rounds later as a backup.

Which Rookie of the Year candidate do you guys think will have a better season, as far as 5x5 standards go?
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Postby jebatzel » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:06 am

Matsui

Crosby should be a close 2nd
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:13 am

scroll down to some of the previous discussions we have had on kaz today and last night.

It seems the jury is split on Kaz, but i give him a better rookie season than Hideki Matsui. Kaz will give you 20 homeruns and 30 stolen bases.

Some argue that Kaz will need time to adjust....Hideki Matsui did...but Ichiro didnt...just ignore shinjo and taguchi...they are only playing thanks to their agents.

Kaz is also super healthy, he will play every game and has no competition for his spot on ythe Mets line up.

Oh yeah, Kaz isnt a rookie either. He will put up the best numbers this year of all rookies, but wont get the award for the same reason Hideki didnt get it last year!!
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Postby Quaker » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:16 am

It's definitely a tough call since they're supposed to produce similar stats. I'm going to go with Crosby on a hunch without anything to back it up. It's so hard to compare them due to their different backgrounds.
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:20 am

Who is bobby Crosby anyway??? Are you talking about the same Bobby Crosby who played 11 games last season and did nothing???
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Postby inkubus » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:22 am

Bobby Crosby is the A's new shortstop (rookie).
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Postby jebatzel » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:24 am

Bobby Crosby – Shortstop, A’s

Bobby is one of the few guys on this list that appears to be in line for a full shot at the majors from day one this year. Crosby will fill the considerable shoes of Miguel Tejada at SS for the A’s this season. His AAA stat line from Sacramento (.308, 22 HRs, 90 Rbi, 24 SBs, a .395 OBP and .939 OPS in 465 ABs) is pretty impressive stuff. Figure in that he coaxed 63 walks and struck out 110 times, and you get a picture of a pretty polished hitter with some pop and speed. That picture would be correct. Bobby has all of those things. He’s also a good old-fashioned, down-and-dirty ballplayer. If you are an A’s fan you are going to love this kid. >From a fantasy standpoint you should temper your expectations a bit, especially in 2004. He’s carrying a pretty big stone as we start the season, replacing an MVP on a contending team. That’s a heavy load for any rookie. He’s also doing it at SS which is even more daunting. Chances are he’s a legitimate 15/15 caliber SS out of the box and after that, what he does in terms of average and Rbi and Runs is pretty much gravy at that point isn’t it? Eventually he seems capable of 20/20 seasons with a .290 average and 75+ Rbi, and who knows, “eventually” could be 2004. Once you get past the elite shortstops … and Edgar Renteria … and Orlando Cabrera (who are both safer bets), Bobby looks right at home sitting on the next shelf. He looks to me to be a lot like the Angel Berroa we saw last year. Keep in mind though; he’s a kid carrying a big stone. It might be a mistake to lean on him too much this year.


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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:25 am

If he is eligible, Kaz Matsui will get rookie of the year, just like Ichiro did, and just like Hideki should`ve.

Kaz Matsui switch hit for 2 homeruns against the MLB all stars in Japan 18 months ago....does anyone remember that?>??
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Postby inkubus » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:27 am

There's no way Matsui deserved to get AL ROTY. Baldelli should've won.
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:35 am

Hey jebatzel...in the article you pasted, they write that Crosby will "eventually" be a 20/20 guy with 75+ rbis.

Kaz Matsui would throw himself of a bridge if he didnt better those numbers this year. In case you dont know Kazs stats, he went 35/35 last season in the Japan leagues...and that was only a 140 game season. Even if crosby lives up to the expectation, there is no way in hell he will come close to Kaz.
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