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Third Day wrote:I think Phillips and Markakis would qualify as suprises.
Grounded Polo wrote:Third Day wrote:I think Phillips and Markakis would qualify as suprises.
Markakis was early but Phillips wasn't, I'm expecting him to go in the late 2nd/early 3rd area because he's a 2b that went 30/30 in a hitter's paradise, what's not to like?
moose32 wrote:i'm on the fence about markakis. his stats are impressive, but it took him a lot of abs to get there. i think he'll go too high for my taste.
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Man, I want to do a mock draft.
PerfectTen66 wrote:moose32 wrote:i'm on the fence about markakis. his stats are impressive, but it took him a lot of abs to get there. i think he'll go too high for my taste.
I understand your concerns, but I would like to help you get off the fence on him. Once thing that jumped out at me when I looked at his 2007 numbers were his solid to great output against his divisional opponents. That's 70ish games a year.
vs. BOS 20-70 (.286) 4HR 12RBI 14 Runs in 18 games
vs. NYY 29-72 (.403) 2HR 13RBI 15 Runs in 17 games
vs. TOR 25-72(.347) 3HR 11 RBI 12 Runs in 18 games
vs. TB 21-67 (.313) 4HR 16RBI 8 Runs in 18 games
That's a total of 95-281 (.338) 13 HR 52 RBI 49 Runs in 71 games.
Couple those stats with a strong home hitters park and Markakis should be able to recreate his numbers in '08.
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