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Postby Madison » Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:06 am

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Postby so0perspam » Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:07 pm

Here's what I have so far:

C: Mike Matheny, Grade: A-
Matheny is a 3-time Gold Glove award winner who now leads all NL catchers in RBI's with 42. What more can you ask for? Great addition in the off-season by Sabean for the exception of that .240 batting average.

1B: J.T. Snow, Grade: D
All the Giants are basically getting from this guy is a former 4-time Gold Glove award winner who has been painful to watch at the plate this season. At least Snow provided a hot and cold bat that could deliver in certain situations last season, but this season, things have gone south. He is down in all categories (runs, home runs, runs batted in, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and batting average) even with the extra at-bats.

Backup 1B: Lance Niekro, Grade: B
Niekro is a very young and talented batter who has a ton of potential. He should most definitely be the starting 1B in place of Snow. Niekro is hitting .292 in his first season with 10 HR and 34 RBI in only 168 at-bats. Given the full-time 500+ AB's, he could very well be around the 25+ HR and 90+ RBI mark.

2B: Ray Durham, Grade: C
Considering how he was projected to be a top 10 2B in terms of production this season and how he isn't even producing top 15 numbers at such a shallow position, Durham has been somewhat of a bust so far. Staying healthy is always a concern with him, and even though he's been able to stay fairly healthy so far this season, Durham has fallen well short of the potential 100 run, 20 HR, 70 RBI, and 15 SB he is capable of.

SS: Omar Vizquel, Grade: A-
At the age of 38, Vizquel has done all that has been asked of him so far this season while exceeding the expectations of most people. He's raised his batting average above .300, is swiping bags, scoring runs, keeping the strikeout total low, and drawing walks. In addition, he's been great in the infield with only 3 errors and has turned 46 double plays thus far.

3B: Pedro Feliz, Grade: C+
Feliz is WAY too streaky to be the 2nd option in the Giants' offense. At times he can carry the squad on his shoulders, but then again, he can't even hit a foul ball at other times. He can easily produce the 75 runs, 20 HR and 90 RBI, but not consistently enough for an offense that lacks that very consistency.

Backup 3B: Edgardo Alfonzo: D
Alfonzo is also one of these very streaky hitters, but unlike Feliz, he can't even put up the 70 runs, 15 HR, and 80 RBI. And now he has become injury-prone, great. It's all downhill for him from here.
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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:40 pm

wow...long time no posts :-°

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C: Elizer Alfonzo
With Matheny out for the season, Alfonzo has stepped up big time since being called up. He has delieverd in clutch situations. You can't ask much more from a rookie fill in. Matheny defensive presence has still been missed however.
Grade: B+
1B: Earlier in the year, the Giants main weak point was first base. Then they aquired Shea Hillenbrand. Shea has got off to a slow start, and hasn't been what the Giants were expecting. But he is an improvment for sure.
Grade: C
2B: Ray Durham has been on fire since the all star brake. He has been one of the few Giant offensive threats.
Grade: B
3B: Pedro Feliz
Pedro has had a so so season. He is feeling comfortable because he doesen't have to bring 3 gloves to the ballpark anymore. However, he could be helping the Giants a bit more. Yet, hes servicable.
Grade: C+
SS: Visquel. Visquel has been once again amazing with his glove this year. And hes contributing offensivly. He has had a hot August.
Grade: A-
OF: Alou, Bonds, Winn, Finley
The oldest OF in the majors has seen the the DL many times. Alou started the season great, but has spent way too much time on the DL. Bonds is not as good this year. He is hurting the Giants, not helping. He is a liability in the field, and his bat is not strong anymore. Yet his presence is still one of a king. Finley and Winn have been average. Finley has batted anywhere in the lineup from 1 to 7.
Grade: D
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:40 am

I agree with most of what you wrote, except your analysis of Bonds. He has actually been an big contributor to the Giants offense - in comparison to the rest of the team. Just because he isn't an MVP-caliber player anymore, doesn't mean he is hurting the Giants.

Also, it's Vizquel, not Visquel.
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