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Postby Mugwump » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:40 pm

Wanted to gage everyone's thoughts on J.Phillips, now that he has a full time catching job in LA...

Seen alot of projections estimated out to about:

.278 15HR 70rbi 60r
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:50 pm

Sounds about right. I'd expect a BA around .260, but the peripheral stats *should* be there.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:01 pm

He was nothing short of AWFUL last season and outside of 1 decent season in 2003, has never shown much. Why anyone thiks a move to Chavez Ravine is going to transform this guy is a mystery? Could he bounce back to 2003 #s, sure. Pretty lousy bet though imo.
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Postby Mugwump » Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:14 pm

I don't think he will be a stud, but a serviceable back-up or spot starter over my main guy. I agree with some of you in that he won't have another 03 campaign, but I don't think it will be 04 either. Somewhere in the middle - leaning towards 03 slightly? Just my opinion.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:19 pm

.260 with 15 HRs is hardly "good", by any stretch of the imagination. It's serviceable, and that's what he'll be. He should be a Michael Barrett-type player, with a slightly lower Avg. Nothing great, but nothing terrible.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:20 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:He was nothing short of AWFUL last season and outside of 1 decent season in 2003, has never shown much. Why anyone thiks a move to Chavez Ravine is going to transform this guy is a mystery? Could he bounce back to 2003 #s, sure. Pretty lousy bet though imo.

Not really. 2003 was his rookie season other than a handful of ABs in 02/01. You make it sound as if he's been playing for awhile. J.P. will never be a great hitter but he's good enough to be a valuable fantasy catcher considering the lack of production there past the top tier.

No doubt J.P. struggled in his sophomore season but it's not like Howe gave him a fair chance to work through it. If someone gives him the opportunity to play full-time and get 500 ABs (which looks possible in LA) than I think a .300 BA and decent (for a C) production numbers is not that outlandish.

J.P. is just as good an option to take a flier on as any of the other scrub Cs IMO.
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