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billryan
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April 10th, 2018 at 10:39:59 PM permalink
Pick a number.
His wins plus Home Runs.
Over or under 50?
Wins plus Home Runs more or less than Top Yankee Home Run guy
Trout, Fat Albert and his HRs plus wins vs Top two Yankees. Three players vs two.
Is he in the top 5 in either wins or strikeouts at seasons end? Both?
Does he make the All Star Team? Before you answer, remember the Angels should have Trout and Fat Albert( sentimental last year pick) so more guys from a mediocre club might be a stretch.
Rigondeaux
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April 11th, 2018 at 4:06:25 AM permalink
These are great ideas. Maybe you should try to get a book to post them.

I think wons plus HRs is low 30s. I'll say 33. Less than top yankee. He is an all star. Top 5 on ks for the AL but not MLB.
vegas
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April 11th, 2018 at 4:39:56 AM permalink
Yes well under 50 wins and home runs. His pace will slow considerably now that the league is aware of him.
50-50-90 Rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there is a 90% probability you'll get it wrong
terapined
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April 12th, 2018 at 7:44:13 PM permalink
Ohtani Update
6th inning 2 outs man on 2nd. Ohtani gets intentionally walked. That's respect. Royals fans boo. They want to see Ohtani bat
7th inning. Bases loaded. Ohtani hits a triple.
He leads his team with 11 RBI's. Trout has 10 RBI's with twice as many at bats
So far this year batting 360 OBP 429 and an insane 800 SLG
No doubt Ohtani can hit.
How about that slide into 3rd :-)
Last edited by: terapined on Apr 13, 2018
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Rigondeaux
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April 13th, 2018 at 12:45:06 AM permalink
He lifted his hands to prevent injury.
lilredrooster
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April 13th, 2018 at 4:23:36 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Ohtani Update

So far this year batting 360 OBP 429



not all that meaningful this early

Mookie Betts is batting 370 and has a 455 OBP with many more at bats

he batted 264 last year



but I'm not disputing that Ohtani is exciting
but need to see much more to certify greatness as a batter
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terapined
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April 13th, 2018 at 6:20:49 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

not all that meaningful this early

Mookie Betts is batting 370 and has a 455 OBP with many more at bats

he batted 264 last year



but I'm not disputing that Ohtani is exciting
but need to see much more to certify greatness as a batter



I consider Mookie Betts a very good young player
I am pretty impressed with a 294 career avg
A player of his caliber, hitting over 300 is not surprising
It would not surprise me if he stays over 300 the rest of the season
He's that good.
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Rigondeaux
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April 13th, 2018 at 12:01:04 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

not all that meaningful this early

Mookie Betts is batting 370 and has a 455 OBP with many more at bats

he batted 264 last year



but I'm not disputing that Ohtani is exciting
but need to see much more to certify greatness as a batter



I think it's a very very strong intication that he is a useful MLB hitter.

It's a decent indication he is an above average hitter.

It does not go very far in proving him to be a great hitter like Betts or someone. But is a step in the right direction.
billryan
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April 13th, 2018 at 12:47:24 PM permalink
There are currently twenty players in the MLB batting over .340 It's very reasonable to think that 90% or more of them will not keep this pace up all year.
I would think it's closer to 95% that a rookie hitting that today won't end the season doing that.
Keeneone
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April 21st, 2018 at 5:10:22 PM permalink
He had a rough start against a quality team in the Bosox this week.
https://www.mlb.com/gameday/red-sox-vs-angels/2018/04/17/529655#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=529655

But there seems to be no denying he is a draw to the ballpark.
3 game mid week set against Boston attendance (from MLB box scores):

Tue = 44,822 (night Ohtani pitched)
Wed= 34,508
Thu = 36,253

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