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HunterValentyne wrote:Chris Shelton is going to hit 45 homers, drive in 130 runs and hit about .320. that is not a stretch. anyone who slept and did not pick him up on the waiver wire as he was avaialable in most leagues there after waivers cleared is bitching because they were not wise enought to konw it. same as hafner last year, who by the way would have been the American League MVP were it not for a bean ball
thehat wrote:thatohiosportsfan wrote:can someone tell me why shelton is doing good? hes not that good in the first, and he certainly shouldn't be having the hottest start in the majors...its kinda gross...
Suggestion...before offering an uninformed opinion on a player, get informed by checking out some numbers. Two things will immediately be accomplished. First, you'll get razzed by guys like me a whole lot less. Second, you'll become a far more proficient fantasy owner, guaranteed.
There's never been much question about Shelton's bat. Check his numbers as a pro. There was doubt about whether he could ever do much more than DH, as his defense was pretty shoddy, but he's improved in that area.
Agree with Ryn that he ought to be hitting cleanup, by the way. Leyland is apparently going with the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" theory, one to which I've never subscribed. Guess it's a good thing Shelton didn't get rolling while hitting in the #8 hole, where Leyland actually toyed with placing him during ST.
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