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Postby stikmata » Sun May 14, 2006 6:19 pm

shortsavage wrote:Ha! Go Cafe ;-D .

still way to early to bump this and rub people's noses in it... but here's a bit of news from CBS

Alex Rios, RF TOR

News: On the breakthrough of Alex Rios, Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi told the New York Post: "Last year our hitting coach, Mickey Brantley, begged (Rios) to widen his stance, get upright and hit through the ball. He fought it, fought it, fought it. Then he went home, worked on it and this year is a whole different guy. Last year, he would hit balls in the upper deck in batting practice and not carry the same swing into the game. Now, he is. He is using his legs and driving through the ball."

Analysis: Rios is one of the biggest breakthroughs in baseball in 2006. Consider him a solid outfield option in all Fantasy leagues now. He could very well go .300, 20 homers and 20 steals -- or better.
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Postby Tiki Barber's Barber » Sun May 14, 2006 6:41 pm

shortsavage wrote:Ha! Go Cafe ;-D .

you go girl.
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Mon May 15, 2006 2:10 am

Isn't he hitting like .370????
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Postby mweir145 » Mon May 15, 2006 3:27 am

CeeLoGreen wrote:Isn't he hitting like .370????

Yeah, and let me be the first to say I didn't see this coming. A negative about this season might be his walk total ( only 6). If pitchers start throwing him balls off the plate more, he might be in trouble. Being realistic, I'd say he's going to regress back to an .850 OPS or so by the end of the year, but that's obviously a huge improvement on 2005. Hopefully he keeps this up, though. ;-D
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Postby stumpak » Mon May 15, 2006 3:20 pm

Isn't a little early to be saying I told you so? We are six weeks into the season.

Brian Roberts was playing out of his mind at this time last year and came crashing down to earth. Rios is obviously better than I have been giving him credit for, but I would still bet that his season BA is lower than .300 and that he finishes with less than 25 HRs.
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