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Postby djacks » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:23 pm

What are some projections for this year? Does he bounce back to his Yankee days of flirting with 40/40 or is his sudden decline in power a thing to stay?

I'm hoping for:

.280/100/35/110/30
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:29 pm

I don't see him ever producing as well as he did in NY. He doesn't have the protection of the Yankee lineup, nor the horrid pitching of the AL East.
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Re: Alfonso Soriano...

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:32 pm

djacks wrote:.280/100/35/110/30


I think those are very attainable goals for Soriano. That makes him a 1st rd pick too, but his price is as low as we've seen it so you may be able to steal him in the 2nd. With 2B being as weak as it is, Id expect more people to be on the bandwagon.
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Postby lesgrant » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:32 pm

ocmusicjunkie wrote:I don't see him ever producing as well as he did in NY. He doesn't have the protection of the Yankee lineup, nor the horrid pitching of the AL East.


What's so stellar about the AL West, espcially since Hudson and Mulder are no longer there?

There were more quality arms in the East, when he played there, than there will be in the West next year.
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Postby NZF » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:45 pm

His decline in power was only evident on the road. I would expect that to improve this season. His power numbers at home were even better in Texas than overall in 2002 and 2003.

I can't see him going close to 40 SB's in Texas, unless he batted lead off which he won't. He is still a very big chance to hit 35 plus HR's with maybe 20 SB's and decent RBI totals.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:48 pm

I agree with NZF. Realistically I can't see him getting more than 30 SB's in TEX. The power is still there I think he just had to get used to hitting down in the order in TEX while he was leading off so much for the Yankees. I'm expecting a good bounce back year from him, but he will still go pretty early (late first early second) since of position.
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Postby yanksareback2 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:03 pm

He doesn't neccesarily have the same protection as the yankee lineup but Texas has a damn good lineup. He will have young and Blalock hitting in front of him again and texiera and Hidalgo behind him
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:06 pm

I agree with NZF and Saints. The power will be nice but SB's won't be what they used to.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:15 pm

If he is in the 20-25 SB range do you still consider him a 1st rd pick?
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Postby perlick29 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:23 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:If he is in the 20-25 SB range do you still consider him a 1st rd pick?


I definitely do because of position scarcity.
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