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Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:51 pm

wondering about his home/away split

home 10/41/.287
away 13/53/.282

he did have 23 more ABs away from petco, which is prolly due to the whole padre lineup hit better in away games.

he still put up decent numbers last season, but at 33 i think his numbers will only go down from now on.

last year i think him and abreu were about the same, but i'm not sure many people expected such a good season from bobby.
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Postby Fireball Express » Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:34 am

I think B.Giles is a serviceable OF for 2K5. I'm not saying he should be the centerpiece of you OF, but real solid anyway.

I drafted him as my RF in one league so far this year. I took him at 8:12 in a 6x6, H2H, 12 team league. He was my 3rd OF taken and the 9th RF taken overall. Vladimir Guererro; Bobby Abreu; Gary Sheffield; Magglio Ordonez; Miguel Cabrera; Ichiro Suzuki; J.D. Drew; and Jeromy Burnitz were all RFs that went before him. Sammy Sosa; Trot Nixon; Larry Walker; Austin Kearns; Moises Alou have gone after him.

I think he'll have solid numbers across the board. Nothing crazy, but still solid. I think he, like most other SD hitters, will adjust their game to PetCo Park. I think his numbers will take a slight upward bump. I owned him last year on a roto team and can't say that he actually hurt me.

Yes, age can be a concern, but that is the Only concern there is with him.

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Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:34 am

I agree. As long as Giles isn't your main OFer then you should be confident in drafting him and him hitting .300-25-90 with 15-20 sbs. If i'm not mistaken he was battling leg injuries the last 2 years so if he could get healthy I think you could see a boost in production again.
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Postby Tony Clark is my son » Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:34 pm

I'm afraid of any Padres hitter that's noy named Mark Loretta. Somehow, I don't think it's a coincidence that Klesko, Nevin, and Giles all had bad years last year, especially because they're all supposed "power" hitters. Unless your last names has double T's, I'm not drafting you if 81 of your games are at Petco.
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Postby stumpak » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:23 pm

I agree with Slomo. He has slipped, but is still valuable, but in every league there is almost always a true believer on a rebound to the stellar statline of past. Why target a guy when you know that there is a 90% a sucker is around who will overpay?
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