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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #250: October 30, 2011, 11:46:16 AM »
Before OBP was cool, he had 3 straight years over .391, .401, and .389 at the start of his career in 1975 - 77.  Career OPS+ of 118.  Between age 25 and 31, he was a 3 time all star for Cinci.  By the time he hit NYY at age 32, he was in his league average phase of his career, with only 2 of his last 9 years above his career OPS+.  Stole 34 bases in 1976, with a .336 / .401 / .450 line.  Negative defender by total zone all but two years.   I think his 1976 at a young age made him look like something special, and he was just good enough for NYY to think he was worth going after.
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My only surprise was the 34 SB in 1976. My recollection of him was later in his career, I think, when he was really slow. And he played until 40 or so. He and Jr. were on the same team when he was 39, I think. Of course, this is all from memory. I am way too lazy to look anything up.:~)

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« Reply #251: October 30, 2011, 08:29:03 PM »
This is why I love this site. Learned a lot there. Thanks.

My only surprise was the 34 SB in 1976. My recollection of him was later in his career, I think, when he was really slow. And he played until 40 or so. He and Jr. were on the same team when he was 39, I think. Of course, this is all from memory. I am way too lazy to look anything up.:~)


My main memory of Ken Griffey is thinking, "oh, no, still more" after a team I was rooting for got past Joe Morgan, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, and Johnny Bench, and still there was this young guy named "Griffey" who would smash a line-drive into a gap. Ah, right...almost forgot George Foster.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #252: October 31, 2011, 04:39:09 PM »
Harper today:  2 for 2  Single, Double---2 RBI.   

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #253: October 31, 2011, 07:05:38 PM »
What's harpers final line for today?

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #255: November 01, 2011, 03:56:40 PM »
So far, Norris is the only National to have been named to the Futures Game on Saturday.

Follow http://twitter.com/#!/MLBAzFallLeague to see the rest of the roster as it's announced.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #256: November 01, 2011, 04:12:25 PM »
So far, Norris is the only National to have been named to the Futures Game on Saturday.

Follow http://twitter.com/#!/MLBAzFallLeague to see the rest of the roster as it's announced.

ironic seeing how he won't be a nat for very much longer when he's traded this winter 8)  i kid i kid

i'm sure they'll add another.


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« Reply #257: November 01, 2011, 04:23:50 PM »
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« Reply #258: November 01, 2011, 05:13:56 PM »
ironic seeing how he won't be a nat for very much longer when he's traded this winter 8)  i kid i kid

i'm sure they'll add another.



Harper is in as well.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #259: November 01, 2011, 05:49:41 PM »
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So far, Norris is the only National to have been named to the Futures Game on Saturday.

Follow http://twitter.com/#!/MLBAzFallLeague to see the rest of the roster as it's announced

Sal Fasano would be proud, or Marc Hulett would be ashamed.

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« Reply #260: November 01, 2011, 05:51:39 PM »
Good luck to both!

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« Reply #261: November 01, 2011, 10:16:49 PM »
harper, norris, walters are all starting tonight.  Harper and Walters have hits in their first ABs.  Norris with a sacrifice.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #262: November 01, 2011, 10:19:19 PM »
Harper homers to cf bottom 3rd. 2 runs scored.

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« Reply #263: November 01, 2011, 10:20:00 PM »
Harper just hit a 2-run bomb.  He is now 2-2 tonight and his average is .300.

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« Reply #264: November 01, 2011, 10:20:25 PM »
wow - up to .300

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« Reply #265: November 01, 2011, 10:20:41 PM »
Now batting .300 BTW.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #266: November 01, 2011, 10:27:08 PM »
Beast.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #267: November 01, 2011, 10:28:25 PM »
Rizzo is apparently at the game, i hope hes watching closely.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #268: November 01, 2011, 10:31:08 PM »
I wonder if Davey will lobby to keep Harper next year.

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« Reply #269: November 01, 2011, 10:40:57 PM »
if he dominates the AFL and has a strong spring, it will be very difficult to keep him off the club.  Maybe we'll be able to deal LaRoche, move Morse to 1B and sign Crisp?

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #270: November 01, 2011, 10:45:49 PM »
wow he has been lights out. Incredible

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« Reply #271: November 01, 2011, 10:58:23 PM »
I wonder if Davey will lobby to keep Harper next year.

Just wait till June so his arbitration clock won't start

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #272: November 02, 2011, 12:20:26 AM »
Harper - 2/4, HR, 2RBI, R

Norris - 1/3, 1B, BB, RBI, R

Walters - 1/3

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #273: November 02, 2011, 08:41:09 PM »
How close is Norris?

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #274: November 02, 2011, 08:55:58 PM »
How close is Norris?

Needs more defensive seasoning.  Another year in the minors I'd think,  2013 or maybe a Sept 2012 callup.