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garf112 wrote:I couldn't get past the "amazing" post by "RRF" that talked about how Mark Teixeira already hit well with no lineup citing when he was with the Rangers and Braves...
In 2003, he had A-Rod, Blalock, Michael Young, Rafael Palmeiro, and if you add Juan Gonzalez and Carl Everett into one player they hit a combined 42 HRs in 600 ABs.
In 2004 and 2005, he had Alfonso Soriano, Hank Blalock and Michael Young
In 2006, he had Ian Kinsler, Michael Young and Gary Matthews "breakout year"
When he moved to the Braves, the guy says he "only" had Chipper in the lineup with him.. Chipper "only" had an OPS of over 1.000, Kelly Johnson, Edgar Renteria, Matt Diaz, Yunel Escobar ALL had OPS above .800
After Beltran, Reyes and Delgado went down, David Wright had Jeff Francoeur and Angel Pagan as the only two hitters that had an OPS above .800.
I honestly believe that lineup played a huge factor in Wright's issues.
It actually makes you start to realize why guys like Billy Butler haven't become huge. And as a Butler owner is starting to make me scared for his chances to become a top fantasy 1B ever, unless he gets some sort of lineup support.
j24jags wrote:I posted this earlier in the thread and I said there's no way you can really defend taking Wright over Longoria going into this season. I'm not saying there's no way Wright will outproduce Longoria, but Longoria has to be taken a few picks before Wright.
Grounded Polo wrote:the cornerstone of both keeper teams, and I ended up being forced to take him in another redraft league thanks to picking 14th.
Grounded Polo wrote:I guess what I'm wondering is what do the Wright doubters expect of him? With a .450 BABIP, why are the expectations still like .300 and 20/20 from you guys? They should be about .275 10/15 by his '09 numbers right? Everything points towards it, the insane BABIP, the righties decline, etc. I guess I'd be interested in seeing if any possible former superstar has ever had a season like Wright, a 30/30 threat every year just entering his prime who falls flat on his face and needed an insane BABIP to maintain any respectability.
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