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go_jays_go wrote:He is definately overrated, but I still think the kid is okay. I mean, he still did manage 25 HR and 90+ RBI
New Zealand Fan wrote:go_jays_go wrote:He is definately overrated, but I still think the kid is okay. I mean, he still did manage 25 HR and 90+ RBI
Considering he hits clean up on a great offense and plays half his games in an exceptionally hitter friendly park, that is ordinary.
To put it into context, the Rangers No.2 hitter had 91 RBI's and their No. 5 hitter 104.
And Delluci had 4 more HR's in 200 less AB's.
bigh0rt wrote:To play devil's advocate to a degree here...
You can't simply say "I don't want to hear that he's only 24 years old..." because that's a fact, and one that shouldn't really be overlooked. I'm not saying he's just waiting another 2-4 years to finally "get it" because heck, he may or may not. But I do agree that he's not all that and a can of Coke, like some people think he is, given the depth at 3B. However, we can't just pretend that he's 30 and producing this way, when he's not.
WittyC wrote:How quickly we forget the past...
Blalock actually hit lefties better than righties for average in '04 (.282 to .273), so he has done it in the past.
I would bet the farm that he'll be practicing against a lot of southpaws in the offseason to eliminate whatever hole he developed against them this year.
Expecting him in the same class as A-Rod, M-Cab, A-Ram or Wright would be silly, but I think he'll be back in the top-10 easy in '06.
Maybe he is a "fraud" for playing at Ameriquest, but for fantasy purposes, what is better than a guy who has predictable splits? Grab Blalock in the fourth round and Atkins much later and rotate for home field.
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