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Postby JOEG » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:46 pm

What is everyones future vision of him?

My "guess" would be a nice 280 to 290 hitter

With a shot at hitting 50 homers yearly with a couple years where he hits mid to high 50's ehen he's older.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:48 pm

I would say Jim Thome like, just like you predicted. The kid can mash!
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Postby hybrid » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:49 pm

JOEG wrote:What is everyones future vision of him?

My "guess" would be a nice 280 to 290 hitter

With a shot at hitting 50 homers yearly with a couple years where he hits mid to high 50's ehen he's older.


I think saying 50 hr's yearly is a reach. Look who has done that in the past, very few hitters. High 30's to mid 40's, now I can see that yearly. Then a 50 hr year or two in his prime. As far as avg. I would agree with that.
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Postby fezzik » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:56 pm

JOEG wrote:What is everyones future vision of him?

My "guess" would be a nice 280 to 290 hitter

With a shot at hitting 50 homers yearly with a couple years where he hits mid to high 50's ehen he's older.


I think Tex will be huge, but in my mind 50+ HR's is a stretch. I see him more along the lines of 110runs, 42-46 HR's, 125rbi's, .280avg...especially if he stays in Texas.

While it's possible he'll hit 50 some day, I think that the increase in the talent of young pitchers in the last couple years is going to make it more difficult. It seems to me that pitchers are starting to catch up with the great hitting that we've seen dominate the majors throughout the late 90's...and I for one am looking forward to a more balanced talent distribution between batters and pitchers. ;-D
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:01 pm

He has great plate patience and also pitchers are afraid to throw to him, in his first full season. Hes got 2 walks today. They know this kid can take you to the fences.
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Postby Precise » Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:32 pm

50 homeruns is a huge expectation to palce on anybody. i think he'll be between 30-40 homeruns in his peak years with him maybe getting 45 one year.
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:27 am

I'd still way rather have Blalock than Glavine.


meh. i also had huff and was anticipating his revival. he's got his ba up, but he's definitly not knocking them out like blalock. at the time, i was dead last in WHIP and pretty low in era, so glavine looked like a perfect fit. my era has since gotten low enough for 3rd place, and my whip is going down, too, so i'm ok with it, even though the 9 homers blalock has hit since i dealt him make me cringe.

but huff'll knock in 50 minimum in the second half, so i'm not too worried. :D
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Postby jpbusta » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:50 am

Precise wrote:50 homeruns is a huge expectation to palce on anybody. i think he'll be between 30-40 homeruns in his peak years with him maybe getting 45 one year.


Tex hit 26 dingers last year. He'll be in the 30-40 range just this year. I think he could one day hit very close to 50. :-)
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Postby My name is Victor » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:56 pm

When Tex came up last year people were touting him as a future MVP candidate. I am very surprised that I am reading that some people feel that he is just not a very good hitter. Very perplexing.
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Postby Pablo975 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:31 pm

Agreed. Tex is a freak with a bat in his hands. It's just a matter of time til he gets comfortable at the major league level and has a definitive position, both in the lineup and the field.

Many scouted him at Georgia Tech as a Manny Ramirez type player - hits for power, avg, with RISP, OBP, etc....but not going to run alot and mediocre with the glove.

I doubt he ever hits for the average that Manny does, but Tex becoming a consistent .290, 35-45HR, 100+ RBI guy who Ks 120 times year is believable.
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