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Podsednik: flash in the pan or the real deal?

Postby planet » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:24 pm

This guy comes out of mediocrity to become the next juan pierre.... i'm just not buying it... what can be expected from him this year?
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Postby polkaman » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:32 pm

I think he is the real deal and I kick myself for not drafted him.

He is a very hard working, tough guy
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:33 pm

Definetly the real deal. If he has a slump, don't be quick to drop him cause he can come back.
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:54 pm

So what if he had bad minor league stats? He's not a power hitter, he's a speed guy. It doesn't take much for him to produce. A walk here, a bloop there, and an error and he'll steal you a crapload of bases.

Yes, he doesn't have much talent outside his speed. But he doesn't need talent. Look at Dave Roberts and Eckstein!

Speed don't slump!
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:08 pm

He won't repeat last year's stats, but he's not exactly a flash in the pan. Career .265 hitter in the minors. .314 last year will not be repeated. Expect something more like a bit under .300. .280 or .290 sounds about right. Not bad of course. Speed has always been there in the minors (190 SBs). 40 steals sounds pretty accurate.
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Postby Danimal » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:15 pm

Warrick, I don't get it. Pods has taken off where he left off last year and he still gets very little respect. When will this guy start to falter?
I think a few more weeks at the current rate and his value will climb to where it should be. A lot of guys passed on Pods in the middle rounds and I suspect they are kicking themselves right now.
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:19 pm

I simply don't trust having a career minor leaguer with that kind of average on my roster. That's it.

You do know that he's batting .289 right now, which is more or less my prediction for the season. I never said that he isn't going to steal bases. I called 40 for the season.

Personally, I don't like having anybody that's going to hurt my power numbers at the OF positions. I prefer guys like Beltran who offer the power and speed. I like to avoid guys like Pods, Crawford, Pierre.
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Postby Danimal » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:25 pm

Nice point on the power issue. We'd all like to have a few Beltrans. But geez, I think he'd make a good bench player for most any team. And a starter for plenty. I might be a bit biased since I saw him tear it up in a NL-only keeper league.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:18 am

i took the advice of people here and traded away pods b4 season started because I desperately needed starting pitching...well i gave him up for clement and im regretting it bigtime...

i learned my lesson..i will be careful to not always go with the cafe consensus
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Postby Melo255 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:21 am

I agree with Warrick, he's gonna get you lots of steals like he did last year but there's no way he hits .314 again. I'd peg him in the .260-.285 range. Biggest thing to remember is that a lot of people assume he is young because he was a rookie last year but he's actually 28. He was never good in the minors which is why it took him so long to make it to the show. If your in a keeper league keep that in mind.
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