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Howie Kendrick

Postby baseball77 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:29 pm

hit his 4th HR already this year. He's 1 shy of half his 2010 totals in the first week of the season. Is this FINALLY his breakout season that so many have been waiting for?
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Re: Howie Kendrick

Postby LMack » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:08 pm

I think we could see an increase on his 2009 and 2010 homeruns, but I'm not blindly bullish. 3 out of Kendrick's 4 homeruns this year are classified as "Just Enoughs" on http://hittrackeronline.com/, so the early power surge seems a bit fluky. All things considered, I'd be pleased with a 15/15 season with good AVG and decent counting stats. He may even reach the 20 HR threshold this year, but it's no where near a lock.
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Re: Howie Kendrick

Postby Ender » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:05 pm

I expected a power breakout this year but with a player as established as Kendrick a breakout usually means add 5-6 HR to his previous totals. The current pace is most likely just a fluke.
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Re: Howie Kendrick

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:45 pm

I don't believe Kendrick will hit 15-20 HR, 10-15 being more like his range. I will say that if he continues to hit well, he'll see better pitches batting 2nd (higher run total, .280-290 average). It seemed to me Kendrick was more undervalued going into this season than in prior seasons and so, either way, he'll post a solid return.
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