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Postby Thursday » Tue May 29, 2012 10:31 pm

Dude hit his 11th dinger tonight. 23 years old, is he discovering the power stroke now, or is this simply a hot streak?
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby wazzeus » Wed May 30, 2012 1:46 am

His power stroke has never been in question. His plate discipline has been. But Vlad Guerrero in his heyday was pretty good without plate discipline, too.

Sure it's a hot streak, and a slugger like Viciedo will have his slumps, but when it's all said and done he should finish the season with 30 homers, 80-90 RBI and, well, a .250 batting average at best.

I've been watching his at-bats for the past three weeks and he has excellent plate coverage. He hits breaking pitches just as well as he does fastballs. He's developing into a true threat before our eyes.

If he ever walks even a third as much as he strikes out, he's going to be an absolute menace.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby sebby » Wed May 30, 2012 3:41 pm

The guy is as strong as a bull and has a pretty compact swing, so the power will always be legit. He's probably a better version of '09-'11 Carlos Quentin -- better average, more power, but weaker plate discipline (Viciedo certainly proves that you don't leave Cuba by walking :-D).
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby Element » Wed May 30, 2012 9:22 pm

wazzeus wrote:I've been watching his at-bats for the past three weeks and he has excellent plate coverage. He hits breaking pitches just as well as he does fastballs. He's developing into a true threat before our eyes.


I agree with this. I've seen a bunch of his at bats lately. On top of his great plate coverage, he is showing power to RF. I don't own him anywhere, but I wish that I did.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby footballisbetter.com » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:16 am

Where would we project him for the rest of the season? I'm wondering whay players he would be around in rankings.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby Skin Blues » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:35 pm

I had him and Reddick as my late OF fliers in all my leagues and unfortunately I wasn't patient enough with Dayan and dropped him on a couple teams. I don't see any reason he can't hit .275 with 25 HRs. As with most all-hit/no-field guys like this, playing time is the determining factor. Seems he's going to get his playing time so the production should follow nicely.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby MaudDib » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:02 pm

Will be interesting to watch. He has the power but he has strikes out a ton with no walks. So does he become a Vlad/Dunn type player or does go the Chris Davis route. No one questions that Davis has huge power but pitchers figured him out.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:16 pm

MaudDib wrote:Will be interesting to watch. He has the power but he has strikes out a ton with no walks. So does he become a Vlad/Dunn type player or does go the Chris Davis route. No one questions that Davis has huge power but pitchers figured him out.
Dunn's incredible batting eye is one of the things that makes him so valuable.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby ensanimal » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Watching him a little more closely the past 2 nights against the Jays. Man is his swing violent. If only he could make more contact.
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Re: Dayan Viciedo

Postby Ender » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:02 am

Pretty much their entire offense outside of Ramirez are playing way over their heads so I'd assume they have just had good matchups. He is a viable OF in most leagues but he is still low end.
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