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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:52 pm



That was tremendous... :-b
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Sticky Spice » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:10 pm

To me, "should have" means that there was some indicator tat showed us what was to come or a projected increase in playing time. The scenario I usually think of is that vet that's been around awhile, but is still in his late 20's. We think he's plateaued based on our perception of him, but we've overlooked some of the underlying stats. It's also easy to forget that sometimes great players have yet another gear that we weren't expecting.

I can't recall why since I don't have my stuff with me, but here are some ideas:

Kurt Suzuki
Wilson Ramos
John Danks
Zack Greinke back to CY level
I know this has been beaten to death, but Kelly Johnson is hitting in front of Jose Bautista and Kelly's been good before.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby TheRock » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:13 pm

Billy Butler. He'll be 26 this year, owns a lifetime .300 average. Doubles the past 3 years: 51, 45, 44. The power's coming, the lineup around him keeps getting better. 1B eligible in Yahoo this year.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Sticky Spice » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Yeah, I like him too. But he's UT only in my deep keeper and I already froze Papi :-C
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby jorgesca » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:10 pm

I haven't heard much of Mike Aviles and he's the starting shortstop for Boston, owns a carrer .288 AVG and last year BOS numbers projected over a full season would look really good.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:53 pm

TheRock wrote:Billy Butler. He'll be 26 this year, owns a lifetime .300 average. Doubles the past 3 years: 51, 45, 44. The power's coming, the lineup around him keeps getting better. 1B eligible in Yahoo this year.

Or he will become Markakis v2.0
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:
TheRock wrote:Billy Butler. He'll be 26 this year, owns a lifetime .300 average. Doubles the past 3 years: 51, 45, 44. The power's coming, the lineup around him keeps getting better. 1B eligible in Yahoo this year.

Or he will become Markakis v2.0
What a horrible comparison.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:43 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:
TheRock wrote:Billy Butler. He'll be 26 this year, owns a lifetime .300 average. Doubles the past 3 years: 51, 45, 44. The power's coming, the lineup around him keeps getting better. 1B eligible in Yahoo this year.

Or he will become Markakis v2.0
What a horrible comparison.

an extensive analysis, based on personal feelings by a Butler owner.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:55 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
Syfo-Dyas wrote:Or he will become Markakis v2.0
What a horrible comparison.

an extensive analysis, based on personal feelings by a Butler owner.
That's the problem when people baselessly throw out, "Those doubles turn into Home Runs ya know!" It was pretty well thought several years ago that Markakis did not have the make up, nor the skill set to ever produce solid HR totals, despite his gap power. In fact, The Artful Dodger and I wrote a piece on it, comparing he and Kemp several seasons ago, and that exact thing was pointed out. His ISO power has steadily decreased in each of the last five seasons. What many predicted of him has come to fruition -- he never developed the power that the "Doubles turn into Home Runs!" crowd hoped he would. Butler, on the other hand, possesses legitimate 25 HR power in his bat (possibly 30), which he displayed over the latter portion of last season.
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Re: Who's the "I should have seen that coming" guy this year

Postby Timgeorge2 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:11 pm

High Value guys
Miguel Cabrera (I think he'll be #1 overall)
Brett Lawrie
Mike Napoli (yet again)

Middle Rounders
Jemile Weeks
Adam Wainwright
MadBum (of course)

Cheap guys
Brennon Boesch
Brandon McCarthy
Chris Sale
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