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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #50: June 12, 2011, 04:31:20 PM »
Where's he going to play? Morse has proven to be a bad OF'er but solid 1B.

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« Reply #51: June 12, 2011, 04:32:49 PM »
That's the other problem.  I think Morse is going to get moved back to LF, ultimately.

That isn't my preference, though.  I think he's looked awesome at 1B.  If he keeps hitting, he's extremely valuable at first.

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« Reply #52: June 12, 2011, 05:18:19 PM »
sorry at this point i'm tired of hearing about how great our defense is when we have the worst offense in baseball.

i get it, eckstein is the worst hitting coach, but we still have a weak line-up.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #53: June 12, 2011, 05:36:36 PM »
3 hits today damn

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #54: June 12, 2011, 05:44:47 PM »
.297 average.

but average doesn't mean anything :? :couch:

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #55: June 12, 2011, 05:46:36 PM »
Every time I see this thread pop up, I get a mental image of Chris Marrero being shot out of a trebuchet.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #56: June 12, 2011, 08:46:25 PM »
Every time I see this thread pop up, I get a mental image of Chris Marrero being shot out of a trebuchet.
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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #57: June 22, 2011, 10:35:12 AM »
He is still hitting well. I'm just trying to figure out where all his power went...

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #58: June 22, 2011, 11:22:43 AM »
He is still hitting well. I'm just trying to figure out where all his power went...

who's to say it's gone? 

he's not exactly in a great line-up (although now lombardozzi will help upgrade it) and he still has 8 homers and 14 doubles.  he could very well finish the year with 20-25 homers.  and at age 22 how much are you expecting?

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« Reply #59: June 22, 2011, 11:58:59 AM »
who's to say it's gone? 

he's not exactly in a great line-up (although now lombardozzi will help upgrade it) and he still has 8 homers and 14 doubles.  he could very well finish the year with 20-25 homers.  and at age 22 how much are you expecting?
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« Reply #60: June 22, 2011, 12:00:11 PM »
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« Reply #61: June 22, 2011, 12:03:50 PM »
you're still young, you'll learn 8)
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« Reply #62: June 22, 2011, 12:06:17 PM »
Funny, really funny.

i've just listed reasons why nobody should hit the panic button. 

he's not in a great line-up, he's still young, he's not expected to be a 40 HR hitter (his max has been 23 ... i think most scouts are projecting 25-30).  what else do you want? 

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #63: June 22, 2011, 02:27:40 PM »
i've just listed reasons why nobody should hit the panic button. 

he's not in a great line-up, he's still young, he's not expected to be a 40 HR hitter (his max has been 23 ... i think most scouts are projecting 25-30).  what else do you want? 
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« Reply #64: June 22, 2011, 02:34:47 PM »


haha i'm aware, but i need him to go into detail.  i don't know how you can expect more when he's not supposed to be a 40 HR hitter.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #65: June 22, 2011, 02:43:49 PM »
who's to say it's gone? 

he's not exactly in a great line-up (although now lombardozzi will help upgrade it) and he still has 8 homers and 14 doubles.  he could very well finish the year with 20-25 homers.  and at age 22 how much are you expecting?

8 homers puts him on pace for about 18

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #66: June 22, 2011, 04:28:12 PM »
8 homers puts him on pace for about 18

so far he's shown he can hit 18-23 homers a year in the minors. 

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #67: June 22, 2011, 05:27:15 PM »
18-23 homers really aren't enough. He's never cleared 30 doubles, so if he's stuck around 20 home runs that's a recipe for a .150 ISO, which isn't enough for a major league first baseman.

I mean, I really could care less if he turns into a weaker fielding Casey Kotchman (a 10-year major league career as a second division starter is nothing to sneeze at) but that's not a player any club with hopes of contention should count on as a long-term solution at first base.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #68: June 22, 2011, 06:05:36 PM »
18-23 homers really aren't enough. He's never cleared 30 doubles, so if he's stuck around 20 home runs that's a recipe for a .150 ISO, which isn't enough for a major league first baseman.

I mean, I really could care less if he turns into a weaker fielding Casey Kotchman (a 10-year major league career as a second division starter is nothing to sneeze at) but that's not a player any club with hopes of contention should count on as a long-term solution at first base.

again i've heard scouts project 25-30 power.  23 was his closest. 

i put some stock into the fact he hasn't had much protection around him in AAA.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #69: June 23, 2011, 09:30:44 AM »
by Jason Parks, BP:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=14308

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Chris Marrero (Nationals)
TCF: Once a top-tier prospect at the position, Marrero has lost his shine in recent years, looking more like a platoon bat than a major-league regular. Marrero can still flash plus power potential, but his offensive contribution this season is centralized in his home park (.387/.447/.613), while reports of his shaky performance on the road are confirmed by the numbers: (.207/.268/.300).


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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #70: June 23, 2011, 12:33:25 PM »
It'd be cool to call him up and let him DH in some of these interleague games.  8)

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #71: June 23, 2011, 12:47:22 PM »
I highly, highly doubt Marrero is in the top-10 prospect list come 2012...

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #72: June 23, 2011, 05:20:33 PM »
Exactly the point I'm making now. Others seem to agree that Marrero has lost the top propsect appeal.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #73: June 23, 2011, 05:22:48 PM »
Losing top prospect appeal doesn't mean he doesn't mean he's not a potential big leaguer.

Nobody is expecting stardom from him. But he has the potential to be a solid big leaguer. Dude's only 22. Still got plenty of time to continue to improve his skills, and he's already been solid.

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Re: Projecting Chris Marrero
« Reply #74: June 23, 2011, 07:45:23 PM »
Losing top prospect appeal doesn't mean he doesn't mean he's not a potential big leaguer.

Nobody is expecting stardom from him. But he has the potential to be a solid big leaguer. Dude's only 22. Still got plenty of time to continue to improve his skills, and he's already been solid.
He was our top prospect at one point....