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Postby [REDACTED] » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Considering the hype around the guy, what would be a fair line to expect from Cespedes this season?
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby thebest2112 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:29 pm

Too hard to tell. He struggled with curve balls in winter ball in DR. So who knows. I mean all Aroldis did when he came was just throw 105 consistently NBD. Haha. I think he is going to struggle at first, but he will catch on eventually.

.260/15/85R/70RBI

If he signs with Miami though it could be different. Depends on where he bats, he could see a lot of runs and a lot of RBI chances. So we will see.
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby TheBull » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:23 pm

.280/20/80/10
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby kab21 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:58 pm

.255, 8HR and 7SB in a half season this year. Maybe he will surprise me (Alexei) but the problem with Cubans is that they are rushed to the A ball level (cuban league) and then stagnate there developing bad habits against weaker competition for years. He might have outstanding tools but plate discipline is going to be an issue. However I don't think it's too far fetched that he could be an avg MLB player though after a season.
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:05 pm

Best case, he'll be a miniature Andruw Jones before his '05 break out. 25HR 85RBI,75R,.275AVG,10SB
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby Irish Drunk » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:04 pm

He's hindered a bit by the fact he is in Oakland but I think many of you are underestimating him. He has an outside shot at AL ROY and I see an achievable line of .271/83/24/82/7
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Re: Cespedes impact in 2012

Postby kab21 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:58 pm

Irish Drunk wrote:He's hindered a bit by the fact he is in Oakland but I think many of you are underestimating him. He has an outside shot at AL ROY and I see an achievable line of .271/83/24/82/7


Cuban players are pretty much a crapshoot. Especially in their first seasons. One area that I think he will struggle is with plate discipline and that won't help. He does have power and he does have speed so 20/20 is possible but he needs to stay in the starting lineup.
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