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Postby masterpinky0509 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:07 pm

I was looking at some stats for past-their-prime outfielders today and just found these numbers fascinating:

Player A:

5-year homer trend: 10/23/26/31/57

Player B:

5-year homer trend: 16/35/42/24/49

Luis Gonzalez and Shawn Green are the two players there. It's particularly interesting considering neither gets to 25 nowadays. Do you think they were on the juice?
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Postby knapplc » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:08 pm

Over under until THAT name is mentioned - 3.5 posts
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:08 pm

I think most players in that time period were.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:10 pm

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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:12 pm

Steroidal Power Binges= good band name!! ;-D
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Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:16 pm

Gonzo and Green are also now old, er older now. maybe when they hit their top HR output they were at a good age for power? i dont know how old they are now or how old they were when they hit their most HR's, but i know theyve both been around awhile so they must be pushing 35+ right now? and their top HR output years were what 30ish? i have no idea so im asking, maybe thats the answer, that they were in their primce years then?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:21 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Gonzo and Green are also now old, er older now. maybe when they hit their top HR output they were at a good age for power? i dont know how old they are now or how old they were when they hit their most HR's, but i know theyve both been around awhile so they must be pushing 35+ right now? and their top HR output years were what 30ish? i have no idea so im asking, maybe thats the answer, that they were in their primce years then?

Gonzo was 34 when he hit 57 and hasn't reached 30 since. He only broke 30 one other time and that was 31 in the year before 57.

Green on the other hand was in the 40 range for more than a few years so it's not as dramatic a spike as Gonzo. I would compare Gonzo to Brady Andersen, since the situation with Green is a bit different.
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Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:27 pm

i remember something i saw on the tv where Gonzo said what helped him was opening up his stance. i guess that could have helped, plus that ballpark in Arizona is a HR park right?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:30 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:i remember something i saw on the tv where Gonzo said what helped him was opening up his stance. i guess that could have helped, plus that ballpark in Arizona is a HR park right?

I'm not gonna sit here and accuse people of anything but I don't think opening a batting stance makes you suddenly have 57 HR power at age 34.
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