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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:30 pm

What established major leaguer would you compare to Grady Sizemore to skill wise and future potential????
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Postby Mustangs989 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:43 pm

I don't know alot about him but for future potential I'd say a Brian Giles with less pop probably. Some of the prospect guru's probably have a better comparison.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:05 pm

I was thinking more like a Darin Erstad, Steve Finley, or Bernie Williams (in thier healthier more productive years). Am I wrong???
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Postby pomplona's finest » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:07 pm

Mike Cameron or Jacque Jones
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:15 pm

It depends on the power. He hit for like no power in the past, then got double digits last year. Has seven or so this year, thus far, I think? If it continues to develop, he may reach 20 homers. I don't see him going further than that, though.

Right now, I compare Kotsay to him. Okay basestealer...nothing earth shattering in terms of speed. Good average, smart player, great glove, good OBP. More valuable to a real team than a fantasy team.

You can also think Caveman Johnny with way less speed.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:23 pm

His Avg stats are right at .300. No way is he like Cameron other than capable of stealing 30.


[quote]Grady Sizemore- Cleveland Indians- OF

Don’t be thrown by Grady’s numbers, they are among the most deceiving in the minor leagues. A bad wrist hindered his numbers for April and May, but a June average near .400 took the overall line to .306/.372/.462. Sure, these aren’t bad numbers, but my argument is they are hardly indicative of where Sizemore stands as a player. He profiles to be a perennial .300 hitter, and with the Indians weakest position being centerfield, his path is clear as day
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[quote]Grady Sizemore - OF Indians - Age 21 - ETA: Sept. 2004
Previous rankings: 2002 #88, mid-2002 #108, 2003 #85, mid-2003 #25, 2004 #20

.302/.368/.457, 7 HR, 47 RBI, 65/35 K/BB, 12 SB in 374 AB for Triple-A Buffalo

Sizemore hasn’t put up awe-inspiring numbers in the minors, but he’s always been young for his levels and yet never been overmatched. The only disappointment has been the decline in his walk rate, but once he settles in as a major league regular and gets to see pitchers multiple times, I think the trend will begin to reverse itself. Sizemore is going to be a .290-.300 hitter with 20-homer power, so if his arm allows him to stay in center, he’ll be quite valuable. Expect the Indians to clear a spot for him next year.
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Postby Urge » Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:47 am

I'd say Bernie Williams with a few more steals.
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Postby hybrid » Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:13 am

I'll give you numbers I think he will eventually post and you can try and decide who he is close to in the Majors.

Should hit for a pretty good avg. - most like will be a .300 hitter. He has some power and speed, but not a lot of either right now. I could see him being a 20-20 guy in his career if he developes some more power and gets smarter at base running. Most likely to be a #2 hole hitter.
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Postby LBJackal » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:24 pm

20/20 is what a lot of people see as his ceiling........ that's a bad year for Abreu, whose ceiling is 35/35. Grady's not close to Abreu IMO - even in his prime......... and I think, like somebody metioned, he'll be a better real-life player than fantasy player, since he won't get a lot of HR/SB's.

The Johnny Damon with less speed comparison seems to be a bit better.
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