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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby clarkw267 » Fri May 18, 2012 2:11 pm

Still in the #2 spot, and still producing. ;-D
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby West » Fri May 18, 2012 5:54 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:I would say above average power/above average speed. in the minors.
in 2010 at AA in 388 AB he had 11 HR and 19 SB, then at AAA in 88 AB he had 4 HR and 3 SB.
in 2011 at AAA in 157 AB he had 7 HR and 12 SB
minor league career in 1141 AB he had this line- .292/.351/.430/.782

I'm guessing Dirks was pinch hit by Leyland because Dirks is left handed and there was a left handed pitcher on the mound. but it's not like Dirks isn't as good from the left.
12 vs LHP- 12 AB - 333/.429/.583.1.012
12 vs RHP- 54 AB - .389/.421/.667/1.088
11 vs LHP- 12 AB - .323/.323/.548/.871
11 vs RHP- 188 AB - .239/.292/.383/.675

from what I remember Jim Leyland doesn't change his lineup unless it's necessary, so even if Dirks is in a slump he wouldn't removed Dirks quickly.



There is nothing above average about a .430 SLG and a .138 ISO. Those numbers look very average to me.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised to see Dirks develop some more power at this age. We saw it with guys like Drew Stubbs who didn't have a history of power numbers in the minors but then went on to show decent power in his first two years in the league.
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby West » Sat May 26, 2012 8:36 am

Cut bait today for JD Martinez. I think Boesch gets moved back to #2 shortly.
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby Philly_05 » Sat May 26, 2012 4:22 pm

West wrote:Cut bait today for JD Martinez. I think Boesch gets moved back to #2 shortly.


Haters gonna hate!

2-3 2 runs 2 doubles 2 RBI so far today B-)
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby chargerss24 » Sat May 26, 2012 4:30 pm

Philly_05 wrote:
West wrote:Cut bait today for JD Martinez. I think Boesch gets moved back to #2 shortly.


Haters gonna hate!

2-3 2 runs 2 doubles 2 RBI so far today B-)


I haven't cut bait. ;-D
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 26, 2012 5:39 pm

not including today's game he has .370 OBP. why would they want to even think about moving him out of the 2 spot in front of Cabrera and Fielder as long as he is getting on base?
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby bayside » Sat May 26, 2012 6:47 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:not including today's game he has .370 OBP. why would they want to even think about moving him out of the 2 spot in front of Cabrera and Fielder as long as he is getting on base?

Because "they" are jim leyland and Dirks doesnt play 2b.
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat May 26, 2012 7:00 pm

I don't know what 2B has to do with it.
Boesch had his chance, and he blew it.
Dirks just in the 2 spot has these numbers- .324 AVG/ .398 OBP. he's not going to be replaced with those numbers.
the only way Dirks wont be in the lineup in the 2 spot is if he has the day off.
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby West » Sun May 27, 2012 9:21 am

SpecialFNK wrote:I don't know what 2B has to do with it.
Boesch had his chance, and he blew it.
Dirks just in the 2 spot has these numbers- .324 AVG/ .398 OBP. he's not going to be replaced with those numbers.
the only way Dirks wont be in the lineup in the 2 spot is if he has the day off.


That's great that you have that much confidence in him. There's no way to say who is right or wrong at this point.

My opinion is that he doesn't have the track record to support the early numbers and he WILL slump at some point this season, probably soon. When that happens we will see how much confidence that Leyland has in him. Dirks' strikeouts are on the rise and Boesch has been on fire. We'll see what happens next.
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Re: Andy Dirks

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun May 27, 2012 1:11 pm

hard to have a track record in the majors when your only in your 2nd season in the league.
but he did have good numbers in the minors.
I don't think his current .322 AVG will continue, but I do think he is still good enough to bat 2nd and get on base.
splits for just May. Dirks- 8.2 BB%, 13.3 K%. Boesch- 5.4 BB%, 17.4 K%.
it's not like Boesch has a track record either or that he is some veteran who has earned a specific spot in the lineup. he's only in his 3nrd year in the league.
if it comes to a pint where Dirks is slumping/struggling to hit or get on base, and Boesch is hitting and getting on base.. then I will have no problem saying they should be switched.
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