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Postby lastingsgriller » Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:29 pm

That ball was out of any ball park. Might have been better to say, albeit it was off a lazy mike leake fastball left up in the zone over the heart of the plate.
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby fantasyfiend » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:42 pm

CBMGreatOne wrote:He punished that ball, albeit in Great America Ballpark

I don't see why he won't hit right around 30, with 20-25 SBs, making him well worthy of a first round pick. I'm not sure he can keep pace with CarGo and McCutchen, but he's probably that kind of player this year.

Better question would be, would you rather have Harper or Trout for the rest of the season? I don't think it's a silly question at this point.


Yes it is.

This is 3 games into the season.

Harper caught fire quick.

There's still 155+ games to go.
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Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby lastingsgriller » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:14 pm

No, it really isn't that silly of a question. If you watched last year, Harper was really good. Furthermore, you would expect that major league pitchers would find a 19-yr olds flaws and start to punish him as the season progressed. They didn't. It was quite the opposite, actually. He adjusted to major league pitching and was playing his best baseball in September last year.

We all know of the pedigree and all we found out last year was that he isn't going to be overwhelmed by Major League Baseball.

That is not a silly question. Nor was it a silly question a week ago. They are two immensely talented 21 and 20 year olds. And they're both going to get way better.

Last, but not least, Harper was much better than trout in his first MLB exposure. Bryce Harper is a special player. Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby Izenhart » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:26 pm

He looks like someone who should have been drafted #1 overall so far.
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby Ender » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:42 am

fantasyfiend wrote:
CBMGreatOne wrote:He punished that ball, albeit in Great America Ballpark

I don't see why he won't hit right around 30, with 20-25 SBs, making him well worthy of a first round pick. I'm not sure he can keep pace with CarGo and McCutchen, but he's probably that kind of player this year.

Better question would be, would you rather have Harper or Trout for the rest of the season? I don't think it's a silly question at this point.


Yes it is.

This is 3 games into the season.

Harper caught fire quick.

There's still 155+ games to go.


It isn't a silly question but mostly because there are significant reasons to think Trout will be a major bust as a top 3 pick. It won't surprise me even a tiny bit if Harper out produces Trout this year. Won't surprise me if Cano out produces both of them, or Votto, or Kemp or McCutchen, or Cargo or Tulo or even Dustin Pedrioa or Justin Upton etc.

Edit: It also won't surprise me if he is the #1 player either, didn't mean to make that sound so negative. There are just a really wide range of results.
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby CBMGreatOne » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Fantasy players love to preach patience. Trout was a top 3 pick in drafts while Harper was regarded as borderline top 20. I was never that high on Trout, but neither was I higher than average on Harper, who seemed to go just a bit earlier, or for a bit more $$ than I was willing to invest.

While it is only a few games, the early returns on Harper, and particularly the swing he put on that ball yesterday that I watched, show that he has legit power. That could easily tip the scales in his favor. Like I've said before, I'll still take CarGo/McCutchen, but I'm already thinking I undervalued Harper a bit this preseason. Right now, I'd say he's more like borderline top 10 than top 20 (talking overall fantasy players).
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Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:50 pm

He's unstoppable.
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby CBMGreatOne » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:42 pm

I'm going to go ahead and say it now- I'd rather have Harper the rest of the way than Trout. I'm worried about the bulk with Trout and not sure he's going to run like last year. Harper looks so dialed in right now, he's looking like a candidate for a top 5 pick next year. Fortunes can change quickly in fantasy baseball. (I'd still take Cabrera over both though.)
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Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:00 am

I am just writing words because it's hard to even describe how good he is, but i feel like this tread should stay near the top of the board as long as he remains the best player in baseball.
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Re: Re: Realistic projections for Harper HRs?

Postby garf112 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:40 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:I am just writing words because it's hard to even describe how good he is, but i feel like this tread should stay near the top of the board as long as he remains the best player in baseball.


Agreed. Harper is unreal. The Matt Harvey of position players if you will.
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