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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby parise123 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:54 pm

I wonder if he will get enough games at 2B this season to keep his eligibility next year, if Atkins is traded and he is the full time 3B next season he could have a lot of value..
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:38 pm

screwball1234 wrote:Fielding aside, talking strictly hitting wise there is no reason to believe that Stewart's offensive numbers would be more compartive to Uggla than Chase Utley. Its only fair to look into each of their minor league career totals to compare Stewart to Utley, since Stewart's major league career is limited.

Stewart (Minor league Stats) ABs 2297 Rs 427 HRs 101 RBIs 423 SB 46 BA .293 OPS. 898

Utley (Minor League Stats) ABs 1874 Rs 262 HRs 59 RBIs 253 SB 46 BA .282 OPS.823

Looks like Stewart would have the edge offensively if you compared their minor league hitting


Alot of prospects' MiLB numbers look great compared to Utleys.

The thing is that I see Ian Stewart with a K rate that is closer to Uggla's instead of Utley. And the K rate is one of the big things that drives Uggla's avg down (and subsequently the OBP and SLG follows). both Uggla and Utley have similar power (.225ish ISOp) which Stewart should be around. It's also possible he ends up in the middle.

regardless he should be playing more.
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:56 pm

It looks like Stew is starting in left field and batting second again tonight. I'd still prefer him at second base, as Spilly will be fine, but getting him into the starting lineup is essential. ;-D Dexter Fowler is also starting in center field, so my perfect starting lineup is nearly complete. ;-)
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby BigL531 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:23 pm

Homerun, theres no way he shouldnt be playing everyday or at most 1 day off per week
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby LetsGoYankees » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:26 pm

BigL531 wrote:Homerun, theres no way he shouldnt be playing everyday or at most 1 day off per week


For sure..he is tied for the team lead in HRs and is 2nd in RBI's for Colorado and he has like half the AB's of the regulars..
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby screwball1234 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:19 pm

Ryan Spilborghs did not for the second straight game
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby silverZ » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:03 pm

So is Stewart gonna get fulltime AB's now? Or can I at least count on him to get the start against RHP? Hoping to get some production out of him tonight...
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby Maris09 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:10 pm

silverZ wrote:So is Stewart gonna get fulltime AB's now? Or can I at least count on him to get the start against RHP? Hoping to get some production out of him tonight...

He's in there tonight at 2B with Barmes shifted over to SS (Tulo night off).
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby jpgretzky15 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:49 am

Anyone know if he is going to start today? Ive been wondering whether to plug him in at 3B for todays game.
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Re: Ian Stewart - the next Utley or strictly a utility guy?

Postby LetsGoYankees » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:25 pm

jpgretzky15 wrote:Anyone know if he is going to start today? Ive been wondering whether to plug him in at 3B for todays game.


Not in the lineup today..
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