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bigwords wrote:I might not be so quick to fall in depression the next time one of my players gets injured. Probably a lot of teams with Jorge Cantu on their roster ended up with Dan Uggla, and likewise, a number of teams with Alex Rios on their team ended up with Juan Rivera. Not bad.
Anyway, I can add that Baseball America rated Rivera as the #55 ranked prospect in 2003, ahead of Chase Utley, Francisco Liriano, and Jeff Francoeur. So it's not like we're seeing a flash in the pan here.
Hobbes wrote:Also of note is that he is renowned as a second half performer. Over the past three
seasons (2003-2005) he has hit 75 points higher after the All-Star break than before it.
(.247 before ASB, .322 after).
I picked him up a couple of weeks ago and am quite pleased with the results so far.
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