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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:32 am

he is 5-10 175. how much can he really accomplish, even in Coors?
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:39 am

So his height and weight is your basis for him being oveehyped?
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Postby Niffoc4 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:06 am

There is tons of research that short catchers last longer than tall catchers. Also, height isn't always as important as you would think. Look at Marcus Giles, he is 5-7 and he still could hit 30 HR if he were healthy for a full year. Closser isn't much of a power hitter anyway, but he should hit for a high avg. with a decent amount of homers.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:21 am

He has the ability to go .280-10-50 at Coors. Not great, but not bad for a C. Height and weight can predict power to some extent, but players like Ron Gant, M. Giles and several others have shown that power can come in smaller players as well.
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Postby Arlo » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:50 am

Yogi Berra was 5'8", and he wasn't half bad...
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Postby J35J » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:06 pm

Pudge is 5'9...........
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Postby stumpak » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:11 pm

Lo Duca is a short little dude and he manages to hit .270-300 with a little pop every year. If I pick up Closser this year on the cheap, I would be estatic with a typical LoDuca season.
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Postby J35J » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:36 pm

for fun.......

Willie Mays 5'11 180
Hack Wilson 5'6 190
Rogers Hornsby 5'11 175
Stan Musial 6'0 175


Robin Yount 6'0 175 (a little more current)
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Postby citti34 » Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:00 pm

Well if he takes roids he'll be fine.

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Postby Bobblehead » Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:01 pm

Brady Anderson with thin when he hit 40 homers.

How big can Steve Finley be and he hits 35 HRs every year.


The comment about short vs tall catchers is interesting. I am trying to think of any tall catcher at all. Some hitters come up as catchers and if they can hit they are moved to another position so that they could have longer careers and not take the wear and tear of catching. I believe that Dale Murphy was originally a catcher as was Carlos Delgado. They are both tall.
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