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bigh0rt wrote:swyck wrote:Hope those muscles don't get in the way of swinging the bat and hitting the ball. Strength is nice but this ain't football.
Have you ever heard of that being the case? I can't recall any, off the top of my head.
Yoda wrote:I always thought he was a bit overrated. He seems solid and can put together a good season but I'm not one of those who believe he will breakout in 08.
Grounded Polo wrote:I didn't praise him either in this thread but it doesn't matter, I still drafted him on one team because I wanted a hitter in the 8th round and was purposely putting off pitching.
After Francoeur, the next 5 hitters taken were Ryan Zimmerman, Andruw Jones, Edgar Renteria, Vernon Wells, and Alex Gordon.
Tim Lincecum would have been real nice with that pick instead.
AussieDodger wrote:What a shame all those big muscles won't help him to walk more.
chipper wrote:God, does anyone remember that Frenchy is only starting his 3rd full year? You guys make it sound like he's been around for forever and hasn't made any strides. The guy hit for very good average last year, hit a decent number of homeruns, and drove in over a hundred runs for the second straight year. Oh yeah, and he doubled his walks (which wasn't hard to do, but it shows he's working on it).
The numbers he's put up in his short career have been very good, and his approach at the plate is definitely improving.
Who knows what the added muscle will really do for him, all I know is I'll take a chance on a guy who's going into only his 3rd full season, has shown improvement each year, and is around that 27 yr old age where players breakout.
AussieDodger wrote:His .330 minor league OBP says it is unlikely to improve.
In a non-fantasy sense he is only half a player in my eyes.
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