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Postby bruuno2 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:26 pm

This guy got drafted on two of my autopick drafts at yahoo.I cant seem to find out much info on him.Somebody must think highly of this import.Is this guy the real deal? :-? :-? :-?
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Postby RugbyD » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:45 pm

late-round backup at best. too much unknown to make a reasonable judgement. there's a thread somehwere that has a site for japanese player info.
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:47 pm

Check out this thread....
Rotoworld likes him.

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96628
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Postby daweasle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:42 am

dude in japan the guy blasted an average of 30+ HRs last few seasons and had 47 SB two years ago, 23 or so last year, from a second baseman with 500-540 ABs. (not the 600 he could get this year.)

He's an all star if his numbers come any where close to that.

I predict:

.290, 22HR, 75rbi, 100+runs, 17sb

I know that;s probably a bit high - BUT he is going to be good.

If you think it's tough to transfer to MLB, see hideki matsui.

EDITED:
I messed up this thread too - he never averaged 30 HR - he hit 30 once I thought I had that as his average for three seasons - he's not as good as I thought......he only averaged 25 HR, 30 SB and 300 avg from a second baseman in japan.
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Postby nikku88 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:44 am

He has solid skills. He might take a while to adapt, but if he's picked up late, he should be a decent 2nd baseman at least.
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Postby daweasle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:10 am

guy has 69 SB last two years and he's going to be decent? hell thats almost pierre like - and throw in the power and avg - and I don't think I'd consider him decent. He's way above decent.
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Postby nikku88 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:14 am

He only had 17 last year. The Japanese league is not the same as MLB. He will go through an adjustment period. He will lose power.
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Postby daweasle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:17 am

sorry I mistyped 69 when I meant 60 sorry

last four yrs numbers:


AB Runs HR RBIs SB Avg
2001 552 104 30 97 44 0.261
2002 428 64 18 53 21 0.259
2003 515 112 27 109 42 0.34
2004 510 96 24 89 18 0.333
AVG last four yrs 501 94 25 87 31 0.298

and matsui didn't have a lot of trouble converting.....I'm going after him and hope for the best.
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Postby nikku88 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:18 am

Matsui?
Both Hideki and Kaz's numbers dropped a lot.
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Postby daweasle » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:29 am

matsui hit 30+ last year with 110+ rbi?
and nearly 300 avg.

even his first year he was still incredible. 20+ HR and 300 avg from a guy most people got later in the draft.....sounds like he panned out.

and everyone seemed to be disappointed with kaz matsui - but I think I remember him being injured - whihc hurt his numbers.....but over all he put up good numbers - just didn't have the SB production everyone expected so he was a bust? I don't really think he was a bust.

kaz was .272 with 14sb and 7 HR(and 27 doubles)

if you adjust to give him 600 ABs (assuming he stayed healthy instead of getting injured) he would have put up:

272 avg 18 SB, 10 HR, 82 runs.
that's not bad for a "rookie"

there weren't a whole lot of rookies who did better than that last year and being you could have gotten him in the very late rounds of most drafts I'd say that sleeper pick panned out pretty decent too.

I'm not saying iguchi is going to be beltran/arod in 2005. I'm saying for a late round sleeper pick I think you're getting your $3 worth and probably a whole lot more.
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