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Postby Precise » Sat May 15, 2004 5:09 am

Alright, I have both Posada and Martinez on my team. I am far from an expert baseball fan so I need some help.

What are your predictions on Martinez' year-end totals? I'd like to know because I'm thinking of using Posada as trade-bait. I figure if Martinez can finish the year at 25hr, 85 rbi, 80 runs, .270 batting avg, then i'd be inclined to shop posada.

Is there a good chance he'll reach these totals?
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Postby matmat » Sat May 15, 2004 5:40 am

i would guess closer to:

85 15 75 .290
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Postby thehat » Sat May 15, 2004 5:52 am

.280-15-75, and that's adjusted up from my originals on him. Really great prospect offensively, but the best is still probably a year away.
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Postby fantasyfiend » Sat May 15, 2004 6:24 am

Since he did bat .289 last season with 159AB's, and has a minor league combined .BA of .310 with 2 seasons where he bat over .340

i believe his average can finish closer to .290

His RBI totals should be in the 80's he's batting clean up, in a very suprising cleveland run producing offense.

15 is a safe HR projection, but i would not be at all suprise if he finish somewhere inbetween 15-20

I dont know how consistent those bats will be behind him, but if the OBP continues to rise, and cleveland hitters 5-9 remain consistent, its very possible martinez can finish the season with 90Runs.

so i'd say .290BA 20HRS 85RBI's and 85+Runs

and i agree with a previous poster...his best #'s are a year away...this is the baby stages...he's been getting Piazza comparisons his whole minor league career...and is now starting to show us why. a switch hitting catcher who can bat for AVG and POWER....yikes.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat May 15, 2004 11:17 am

.295-18-85-85 R

Average is his best category. That will come around eventually. He normally did not hit for much pop. Needless to say, I didn't draft him for pop and am surprisingly pleased that he's hit for power. But, 20 homers is the limit for him this year, IMO. 90 RBIs is a possibility, but 85 is closer to where he'll get.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat May 15, 2004 11:37 am

Martinez got moved around quite a bit in 2003. But if you look at his stats from 2002 where he got 440+ ABs in Akron the guy hit 40+ doubles and 20+ HRs. This guy is power waiting to happen. Maybe not this year but you never know. :-)
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Postby Precise » Sat May 15, 2004 11:54 am

thanks for the input.

my original hopes of 80 25 85 .270 was actually wishful thinking.
But the consensus of 80-85 runs, 15-18 hr, 75-85 rbi, .285-.295 batting average is very encouraging. I feel Posada's numbers will be very comparable to those except he might go for 30 hr.... i think i'm going to shop posada for a number 1 starter.
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Postby Kegglers » Sat May 15, 2004 12:18 pm

Precise wrote:i think i'm going to shop posada for a number 1 starter.


good idea.
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