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Mark Loretta

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:16 pm
by The Jury
Do you folks think he'll turn it around at some useful point this season? Is he just trying to get adjusted to AL pitchers, is he just starting slow, or is there more to it?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:26 pm
by teddy ballgame
Loretta was one of my big sleepers this year. I got him in the 21st round and was very pleased. He was an All-Star 2 years ago. Hitting at Fenway and in front of Ortiz and Manny should boost his numbers. Hopefully he's just off to a slow start.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:30 pm
by Mugrila
i don't see him exceeding his '04 numbers but i believe he'll be a nice source of runs and avg for a 2b. i'm looking for him to hit slightly over .300 with 12-15 hrs and 110 runs or so. june-aug are normally his best months.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:40 pm
by The Jury
I'm looking for a backup for Rickie Weeks, and Loretta hit the wire. I won't turn this into a waiver wire question, as I'm more interested in Loretta than my transactions.

With players that didn't change situations over the winter, I'm not too worried about slow starts (Manny, Sheffield, etc). Loretta is different though because he's coming over the AL and doesn't have the track record that some of these other players have, though he does have a couple years under his belt.

I had the same high expectations as most everyone, I'm just wondering/having doubt enter my head with regards to him.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:52 pm
by Mugrila
i wouldn't worry too much about him. like i said, he really heats up in the summer months of june-aug. with an avg of .340 from 2002-2004. (.310 in 2002, .347 in 2003, and .364 in 2004) last year he didn't play in june, took july to get back on track, and hit .322 in august.

i think he would be a good player to have on reserve.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:04 pm
by silverZ
Woo he just hit a walkoff 2 run shot off Eddie at fenway. Gotta love it.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:09 pm
by teddy ballgame
silverZ wrote:Woo he just hit a walkoff 2 run shot off Eddie at fenway. Gotta love it.

;-D ;-D :-D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:20 pm
by Mugrila
yeah, made up for him going 0/4 the rest of the game.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:12 pm
by thatohiosportsfan
Mugrila wrote:i don't see him exceeding his '04 numbers but i believe he'll be a nice source of runs and avg for a 2b. i'm looking for him to hit slightly over .300 with 12-15 hrs and 110 runs or so. june-aug are normally his best months.


loretta is a good hitter, i expect him to hit .300, but i dont expect him to score 110 runs, i think hes a decent avg/run guy, but not up at the top...he's a good platoon and decent starting second baseman...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:34 pm
by fantasy1250
I dont think any one of us can complain about lorretta, considering that most of us got him pretty late in the draft.
Although he is struggling, he should hit over .300 with lots of doubles...
He'll put up solid numbers in every catagory, and i expect his 04' #s.