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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:49 pm

LBJackal wrote: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.

I think he can turn those doubles into HRs. I have never taken into account experience when looking at the numbers but the numbers really are infinitesimal. Late-bloomers are normally exceptions to the rule but if you want to play the numbers I will pass next year.
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Postby thehat » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:04 pm

Hafner is no longer trying to pull everything out of the park and has become a much better hitter in the process. He's even starting to hit lefties. He'll never be in the elite category, but I can see Hafner as a steady .280 plus type with decent sock.
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Postby stevelabny » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:05 pm

1 week later...

hes got 4 hrs and 10 rbi in his last 2 games.

pretty sure that power surge you were looking for is here.

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Postby HolyCow101 » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:12 pm

LOL :-D

Thank god I picked up Travis Hafner. 4 HR's in the last 2 games.! ;-D

Did I mention V-MART just homered too?

17HR, 74 RBI for Mr. Martinez :-D
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Postby DaQ » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:21 pm

stevelabny wrote:1 week later...

hes got 4 hrs and 10 rbi in his last 2 games.

pretty sure that power surge you were looking for is here.

:-D


W/ him and Pujols, my team is rollin'! And to think he was just a throw in in an early May trade - I got Renteria, Herges (traded for Urbina) and Hafner for Teix, Felix Rodriguez and Dye)!
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Postby HolyCow101 » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:26 pm

3RD HOMERUN OF THE GAME FOR HAFNER!!!!!!11

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 :-D
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Postby DaQ » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:28 pm

HolyCow101 wrote:3RD HOMERUN OF THE GAME FOR HAFNER!!!!!!11

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 :-D


OH YEAH!! If it wasn't for Greinke's stupid bombing, I would really be going somewhere (him and Pujols!!)
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Postby great gretzky » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:32 pm

unfortuantely piniero and washburn ruined this day for me.

I have pujols and hafner, not to mentioned teixera and blalock.

It is making my head shake.
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Postby trippinonreality » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:46 am

Hafner ;-D I won't even mention the others that I have all I can say is that over the last few weeks I'm averaging almost twice as many homers as anyone else in my league.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:51 am

Amazinz wrote:
shortsavage wrote:
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.
Barry Bonds is one of them, no? Hafner I think has a future as a solid 1B. But he won't be better then Big Tex next year.
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