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Postby Rhino Tuff » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:34 am

Now I know you can trust a guy with two names but I think Juan distingusih himself by have two international first names, meaning that you have to trust him.

Should he be good for a .300 BA, with 50+ steals, 100 runs, 150 hits right?
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:48 am

I've noticed the lack of love for Pierre in my leagues too. He should be able to match your projection, although he could fall short in any of them excepting hits. Due to his low OPS last year, people are staying away from trading for him at fair value in a 10 team OPS league that I'm in.

He should bounce back this year and post a year somewhere between '04 and '05.
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Postby foulballstrike3 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:19 am

He's had a miserable SB % this spring. I hope he improves upon it.
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Postby WittyC » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:26 am

I'd rather have Taveras seven rounds later.
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Postby Fireball Express » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:08 am

WittyC wrote:I'd rather have Taveras seven rounds later.


In one league I have both. :-)

Pierre isn't an old man yet (only 28) so I'm expecting a rebound year in what seems to be a potent Cubs lineup. Last year just seemed out of character for him. I think he'll bat closer to .300 this year as well as put up 45-55 SBs and 100+ Rs.
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Postby d18Mike » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:34 am

Pierre gets a lot of love here -- but a lot of folks just don't love where he gets drafted vs. players with similar skill sets. As noted you can get Pods 5-7 rounds later, Taveras 7-10 rounds later and Gathright 10-15 rounds later.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:48 pm

A lot of people don't like 2 Hrs and 40 rbis from an OF either.
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Postby Danimal » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:06 pm

Maybe it's cause I live 90 minutes from Chicago, but I have seen a lot of interest in Pierre. I had him in several keepers and was inundated with trade offers. In one league, I traded him for Randy Johnson.
That might be a tad imbalanced, but imagine if somebody offered
RJ for W. Tavares.

I'm not a huge fan of Pierre, but he has the potential setting in Chicago for a huge season. Then again, most new high-profile cubs rarely meet expectations.
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Postby decoy562 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:43 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:A lot of people don't like 2 Hrs and 40 rbis from an OF either.


Yeah, you definitely take a hit in those categories. You'd have to make up for it with your other position players. You could always have an outfield of Coco Crisp/Randy Winn/Gary Sizemore type players that can help in all categories though ;-D
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Postby The Cow » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:47 pm

decoy562 wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:A lot of people don't like 2 Hrs and 40 rbis from an OF either.


Yeah, you definitely take a hit in those categories. You'd have to make up for it with your other position players. You could always have an outfield of Coco Crisp/Randy Winn/Gary Sizemore type players that can help in all categories though ;-D


But having a Pierre, Taveras or Gathright coming off your bench for some spot steals well thats a beautiful thing.

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