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Postby HolyCow101 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:10 am

Travid Hafner seems to be on a tear so far this year.

Do you think it is for real?
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:33 am

He was supposed to be a key contributor last season. It took a year for him to arrive, but he is here for good. His batting average has been over .300 each month of the season and his monthly total base numbers are quite similar. Despite his less than average HR numbers (for a 1b), he is worth banking on in any format for the second half.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:55 am

I didn't know he had that many doubles, wow. He has the same amount of extra base hits as Scott Rolen! Looks to be a bigger power threat in the future.... I can see him getting 30-35 HR per season in a few years.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:54 pm

LBJackal wrote:I didn't know he had that many doubles, wow. He has the same amount of extra base hits as Scott Rolen! Looks to be a bigger power threat in the future.... I can see him getting 30-35 HR per season in a few years.


Do you think he is going to find his power stroke after the age of 27? Isn't this the season that he should be hitting the ball out of the park?
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:02 pm

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LBJackal wrote:I didn't know he had that many doubles, wow. He has the same amount of extra base hits as Scott Rolen! Looks to be a bigger power threat in the future.... I can see him getting 30-35 HR per season in a few years.


Do you think he is going to find his power stroke after the age of 27? Isn't this the season that he should be hitting the ball out of the park?

He may be one of the exceptions to the rule but statistically no. The percentage of batters who increase HR power substantially after age 27 between 1900-2003 is infinitesimal. So I wouldn't bank on it.
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Postby LCBOY » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:49 pm

Whar's wrong with a 1B that hits 20 HRs and 50+ doubles, hits over .300, etc? I juat picked him up...
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:16 pm

LCBOY wrote:Whar's wrong with a 1B that hits 20 HRs and 50+ doubles, hits over .300, etc? I juat picked him up...

There's nothing wrong with him it's just that many people want to get 40 HRs out of their 1B.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:16 pm

I think there's a good chance he turns into a perennial 30 HR guy. Just look how much he's improved in the past year, you don't think he can turn all those doubles (third in the majors) into HR's in a coupel years/next year?

Mike Lowell went from being a 20 HR guy with a ton of doubles at age 28 to one of the best HR hitters in baseball at age 29/30. I wouldn't say the amount is infantesimal, especially for players in their first full big-league season.
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Postby LCBOY » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:26 pm

My league counts doubles so I'll be very happy with his 50+ doubles. ;-D
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:28 pm

So does mine ;-D

But I don't have Hafner :-[
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