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johnsamo wrote:I haven't watched his games, but box scores don't lie. When hot streaks last this long, they cease to be streaks and are basically saying this guy can just plain hit. He's special, so special, I'd transition him to third base. You can't risk that kind of hitter taking the physical punishment a catcher takes. Besides long term knee and general fatigue over a season and a career, One bad collission at the plate and he can be out for the season. Any player can have that, but catcher's face a much higher risk with all the close plays at the plate.
Doesn't have Teddy's power, but hitting 400 seems doable if he stays healthy, keeps learning and has protection behind him. That turf has to bump his average a bit, but he'd be hitting anywhere.
cordscords wrote:Mauer was struck out once during his high school career, by Paul Feiner (http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... e=printart), and hit .605 during his senior season. (Jacob Wolf of Jordan also struck him out in a high school all-star game
Almost as impressive as Kazmir's no-no's.
Laean wrote:Redefine9d wrote:I thought I heard this somewhere, but Joe Mauer never struck out, not even once, in his 4 years of high school baseball.
i heard cole hamels had an avg, obp, slugging%, and ops all of 1.000.
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