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Postby Danimal » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:28 am

This guy is being drafted as high as rounds 7-9 in several real and mock drafts. I just don't get it...
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:32 am

Neither do I. Seems like he is the OF equivalent of Morneau and everyone's latest "Greatest thing since sliced bread". I think he is a solid round 11-14 pick, but it is getting a little ridiculous when you see Mauer drafted as high as round 3, Morneau in the round 5-8 range and Rowand as high as round 7-8.
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:33 am

he showed a full boat of talent last year. he has 100-30-100-25-310 potential. He won't do that this year, but he will still put up nice numbers.

EDIT: those numbers he put up last year were without Frank and Maggs in the lineup for a good amount of time as well.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:36 am

Here is what he did last year in 487 AB
94 R, 24 HR, 69 RBI, 17 SB, .310 BA
With a full year of AB he could be a mini-Abreu. I'd be a little wary cause of the lack of track record but the potential is there.
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Postby Irish » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:49 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Here is what he did last year in 487 AB
94 R, 24 HR, 69 RBI, 17 SB, .310 BA
With a full year of AB he could be a mini-Abreu. I'd be a little wary cause of the lack of track record but the potential is there.


So Abreu is mini-Beltran and Rowand is mini-Abreu???

Who is mini-Rowand?

And how small are these guys in real life? :-?
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Postby Brendo » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:51 am

beltran is the mini Abreau
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:52 am

Irish wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Here is what he did last year in 487 AB
94 R, 24 HR, 69 RBI, 17 SB, .310 BA
With a full year of AB he could be a mini-Abreu. I'd be a little wary cause of the lack of track record but the potential is there.


So Abreu is mini-Beltran and Rowand is mini-Abreu???

Who is mini-Rowand?

And how small are these guys in real life? :-?


I don't think Abreu is the mini-Beltran. I think Rowand compares better to Abreu cause of his BA.
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Postby jonnyblack » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:58 am

The Sox have always been high on this guy and last season, he showed a glimpse of why. Ozzie Guillen really likes the way Rowand plays the game. Part of Guillen's game is to steal some bags. If Rowand can keep his OBP at a respectable level this year, I think his numbers will be a little better than last year's, but I don't know if he is worth the risk drafting him as high as I've seen him going in the mocks this preseason.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:09 pm

Rowand had a PHENOMENAL season for sure... But to expect him to step it up is being overly optimistic. In his pro career, other than 04, he had one other season over .300, when he was 21. Speaking of his age, he will be 28 in 05.

He is a gritty player who goes all out. Therefore, he is more of an injury risk. My guess is that he probably will hit somewhere around 15-20 HR with 15-20 SB. The batting average should be somewhere around .275-.290 based on his career numbers. Should be a good hitter for a few years but I don't think he will get much better.
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Postby jeff926 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:15 pm

beltran is the mini Abreau


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