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GotowarMissAgnes wrote:wrveres wrote:Two guys I like that seem to be going very late in drafts ..
AJ .. a career .294 hitter .. in a hitters park. whats not to like.
Inge .. the fact that he will be playing everyday, is a huge bonus, especially if he can hit for average.
Now while the risk is a littel greater than AJ,
A .280/18/70/70/8 is very do-able from Brandon this season and those would be decent numbers for any catcher. Plus if he is starting almost everyday, you won't have to roster a backup.
Wow, I'd say that's more wildly optimistic than very doable, wrveres. A lot of his improvement was a very fluky batting average jump and there was no improvement in his BB/K rate. The things I've seen have him batting 8th and followed in the order by Infante and Sanchez, so I just can't see 70 runs coming out of a 290-300 OBP and those hitters trying to knock him in. His steal percentage is about 50/50, and I can't see them letting him go something like 8-15 in SBs.
It's certainly not impossible, but I think a more reasonable point estimate for Inge is something like .260/12/50/60/4. While Inge might nail one or two of your projections, the entire combination of numbers you posted, I might peg at about a 10% chance.
CubsFan7724 wrote:Heh, when I saw the Inge post, I thought it was Cornbread. Anyways, a catcher I see that has been undervalued the whole year is Micheal Barrett. He had an excellent year last year, and should repeat this year. And yet he goes near the bottom. Hes a solid catcher, one more proven than the others mentioned here. (Besides AJ.)
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