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i hope all 4 go deep tonight. would be an epic bump.





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i hope all 4 go deep tonight. would be an epic bump.










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Why do you expect Katz to have a decrease in homers?

Personally I think he will have a decrease because last year was about as good of a season as he could possibly have. I don't think Rhymes is going to hit .400 either.

And to the Bregman questions, nobody said he doesn't have the ability to hit HRs or that he isn't a good hitter. It's just that big HR and power numbers weren't expected to be his calling card. I think he'll be in the 6-8 range, but that doesn't mean he couldn't reach double digits. It would just be a big year for him, similar to Katz last year.






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It would just be a big year for him, similar to Katz last year.


Maybe people are misunderstanding what we are thinking. This isn't a hard expectation IMO where if they don't hit 10 they are "underachieving" and suck. Not even close. I think it would be a big year for any of those guys to get to 10 because that isn't an easy number to attain. I think that they ALL have the potential to get there and I think that three will. Maybe they will, maybe they won't. But I won't be disappointed if they end up with 8,8,7 and 6. It would be a lot more than last year.

The bottom line is that I think this LSU lineup is MUCH more potent than the lineup that we ran out there in 2012 and is going to produce a lot more runs than in 2012.



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i hope all 4 go deep tonight. would be an epic bump.


Thats unrealistic






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It's just that big HR and power numbers weren't expected to be his calling card.


Actually it is expected to be his calling card. Might want to go check some YouTube videos and get back to us.






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Right you don't become a big time MLB prospect by hitting singles and doubles.

And occupy the three hole, which is reserved for the best overall hitter on the team, for LSU as a true freshman.



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i hope all 4 go deep tonight. would be an epic bump.


Thats unrealistic


4hr's in the rain....what's so unrealistic about that?






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Actually it is expected to be his calling card. Might want to go check some YouTube videos and get back to us.

I've seen the HR derby video. Going into the draft it was not his power that had him rated so high before his injury. It was his hitting ability. It was noted that he had some pull power and his advanced approach allowed him to get into situations where he could look to lift and drive the ball. But he did not project as a big power hitter the way some make it sound. That's why he was trying to convert to catching as a senior because his bat would play up even more at that position.

That doesn't mean he is a Rhymes or strictly a singles hitter or anything, just that his profile and approach are different than what you think. Gallo was the signee with the huge power potential and that's why he was picked so early.



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keep it up





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PurpleAndGold86
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That's why he was trying to convert to catching as a senior


That doesn't make sense to me. A catcher needs to hit for more power, esepcially as compared to a shortstop. Shortstop are higher average and sometimes some power, whereas catchers are lower average and a little more power.

Not arguing with you, as you seem to know what you are talking about, but the thought of switching to catcher because he doesn't hit for much power seems counterintuitive.






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That doesn't make sense to me. A catcher needs to hit for more power, esepcially as compared to a shortstop. Shortstop are higher average and sometimes some power, whereas catchers are lower average and a little more power.

Not arguing with you, as you seem to know what you are talking about, but the thought of switching to catcher because he doesn't hit for much power seems counterintuitive.

that's not what he's saying. he's saying he switched to catcher because of his ability as a hitter not because of his lack of power. There are a lot of middle infielders that are great hitters with average to above average power. Catchers that can do that are very valuable. It's hard to find good defensive catchers that are great hitters as well. Thus, if he was able to pick up the catcher position, he'd be more valuable as a prospect than he would at a position where there'd be a bunch of players with his tools.



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PurpleAndGold86
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that's not what he's saying.


Thanks for clarifying.

I missed this little blurb:

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because his bat would play up even more at that position.


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There are a lot of middle infielders that are great hitters with average to above average power. Catchers that can do that are very valuable. It's hard to find good defensive catchers that are great hitters as well.


Right thats exactly what I was saying, I think I see what he was saying now.

I guess we will see how his power develops, but looking at his swing and the way the ball jumps off of his bat, I would at least expect the kid to be able to hit for some power (10-12) bombs at the college level.







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That doesn't make sense to me. A catcher needs to hit for more power, esepcially as compared to a shortstop. Shortstop are higher average and sometimes some power, whereas catchers are lower average and a little more power

lsufball19 explained it well but just to further clarify....

SS and Catcher are considered defense first positions and it is taken as a plus when they can provide good offense also. It wasn't expected that he would stick at SS in pro ball because of defensive limitations. He was going to prove he can catch so that his hitting ability would still be considered a major plus at his position.

The other possibility had him projected as a 3rd baseman where more power/offense is expected. Because he wasn't considered to have major power potential his value wouldn't have been as great as it would be as a catcher due to his hitting ability (even if he never developed power).






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SS and Catcher are considered defense first positions and it is taken as a plus when they can provide good offense also. It wasn't expected that he would stick at SS in pro ball because of defensive limitations. He was going to prove he can catch so that his hitting ability would still be considered a major plus at his position.


Yep I get you and agree with all of that, I just misread you the first time.






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