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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:49 pm
by Coppermine
I don't have big expectations for him either; I have him ranked as my 20th overall 3B.

Re: Amongst 2b, where do you have Lowell ranked?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:35 pm
by dannahann
TB13 wrote:
j_d_mcnugent wrote:20/80 is possible, but if lowell is basically just going .270, 20hr, 80rbi, 70r, 3sb thats not going to make him a top ten 2b. he would need get more runs or get back to his days of 25+ homers. not a bad sleeper at 2b, but if he isnt going to steal bases he needs to hit for more power to break into the top 10.

Not enough to be in the top-10? How so? Figure that Iguchi/Polanco/Loretta will be somewhere in that vicinity, why would Lowell not be as valuable as them?

It's safe to say there are likely 7 2B projected to outearn Lowell by a fair margin, ( in no order Utley, Figgins, Soriano, Giles, Kent, Cantu, Roberts). Lowell sits somewhere in a big closely ranked group beneath them that also includes Weeks, Iguchi, Cano, Loretta, Polanco, Castillo, Biggio, Ellis, Belliard, and Freel. Is Lowell (at 270 20 80) the 3rd best of this group? Does it even matter? There will be several interchangable 2B if you miss the top guys. Also you'd like to get some SB from that position. Personally it'd be hard to pass on the 25-25 potential of Weeks or the near certain 15-15 of Iguchi to take mike Lowell, and I'm one who believes Lowell will improve this season. His LF linedrive swing is tailored to that park. He won't have to try and pull ball off the monster, he's pulled everything his whole career.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:36 pm
by MrT
I doubt that he will play even 1/2 an inning at 2b this year. Loretta will play there exclusively

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:46 pm
by Area51's
Rotoworld only has him at 9 games at 2b last year...not enough for most leagues, but will do it for some. Anybody have anything else that says he might gain 2b elibitility at BOS?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:49 pm
by Aces Wild
I dont have high expectations of Lowell. Around 65/15/75/.260

i think there are much better options

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:58 pm
by Yoda
Aces Wild wrote:I dont have high expectations of Lowell. Around 65/15/75/.260

i think there are much better options


Not sure about that. Lowell has been a pretty consistent player for a long time and 2005 came out of nowhere.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/613 ... P0fTiFCLcF

I think he is primed for a comback season and a very good sleeper going into 06.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:01 pm
by Another Blown Save
I have him as the 16th 2B, behind Ellis.
I think he deserves a bench spot, as he may bounce back, but I don't trust him enough to start him at 2B.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:12 pm
by rainman23
He sounds like a decent sleeper to me, provided he actually gets a few At Bat's. Is he projected as a starter in that lineup? He obviously won't DH. And I would have thought Loretta and Youkilis would have the inside track at 2nd and 3rd. Where do people expect his AB's to come from?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:16 pm
by liv4socr20
can I go out on a limb and say that Lowell can hit 30 hr's this year. I'm not expecting it but if you take the player he was for 3 or 4 years before last year and mix him with a VERY HITTER FRIENDLY FENWAY PARK I wouldnt say that its unreasonable to think that he could put up 30. Still even if he hit 30/90 with his lack of speed avg and runs as a middle infielder his value is lower

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:34 pm
by TheYanks04
Yoda wrote:
Aces Wild wrote:I dont have high expectations of Lowell. Around 65/15/75/.260

i think there are much better options


Not sure about that. Lowell has been a pretty consistent player for a long time and 2005 came out of nowhere.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/613 ... P0fTiFCLcF

I think he is primed for a comback season and a very good sleeper going into 06.



So was Brett Boone and Sosa before roids were tested seriously. A drop off like that is either injury related, age related or roid related. Since he is not old and since there were no injuries openly reported, one has to assume he was a juicer. This was not some rokkie having a sophmore slump.