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Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby NikkiSixx » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:50 pm

If I had my money on one hitter bouncing back that can be taken EXTREMELY late in drafts, its Wells. Berkman benefited from batting in the same lineup as Pujols, and I think Wells is very capable of having a big rebound year. Even if Wells doesnt perform well again this year, he still comes dirt cheap this year.


I'm willing to take this risk.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby higherpie » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 pm

All yours!
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby kab21 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:53 pm

Wells is an every other year player and his stuggles last year were actually BAPIP related. If his BAPIP returns to normal he could go .275, 85, 25, 85, 8. That's not bad in fantasy but he's going to have to find a way to stay in the lineup since the Angels have a lot of OF options.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby mweir145 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:00 pm

No, he's still in Anaheim and he's still a hacker with a terrible plate approach. Even if he has a bounceback year, it won't be anything close to what Berkman did.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:05 pm

No.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby J35J » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:22 pm

This years Berkman...no, he's not that good. But with as late as he is going he's got no risk with him and he does have a chance to put up the line kab mentioned....
kab21 wrote:.275, 85, 25, 85, 8.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby NikkiSixx » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:25 pm

J35J wrote:This years Berkman...no, he's not that good. But with as late as he is going he's got no risk with him and he does have a chance to put up the line kab mentioned....
kab21 wrote:.275, 85, 25, 85, 8.

I didnt mean he would mimi Berkman's numbers. I'm just noticing what a steal he is this year, just like Berkman was last year. Like I said, even if he sucks, he's dirt cheap.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby cordscords » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:53 pm

I concur with the OP. Wells has a chip on his shoulder with Trout lurking. The plate discipline and bat speed is starting to diminish, but few have the upside Wells has in the last couple of rounds in the draft.

Expect .260, 25, 70/70 and hope for more.
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:18 am

Nope, V,Wells has already has his "Berkman year" in 2010.

His BB/K of 20/86 in 2011 is a huge red light to me. DO NOT WANT
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Re: Is Vernon Wells this years Lance Berkman?

Postby Skin Blues » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:33 am

This is the prime reason that BABIP needs to be looked at with a huge grain of salt for hitters. They have immense control over their own BABIP and sometimes they just plain suck. And Wells just plain sucks. He'll struggle to get playing time and he'll not be worth using when he's in the lineup. He overhauled his swing and approach in the offseason so I suppose there's some nonzero chance he has a renaissance but I wouldn't bet on it.
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