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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:42 pm
by AKhomebrewer
CubsFan7724 wrote:If he could get a starting job, he could put up nice numbers, but unless Kearns, Griffey or Dunn gets hurt it will be hard for him to slip into the lineup.


:-° Pena sure faces some long odds there, eh?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:46 pm
by SaintsOfTheDiamond
I don't know if I'm buying into the local media hype or what, but I really like him as a good sleeper. Maybe not for the immediate future (until 2/3 of the OF is on the DL), but like slomo said, he's got unbelievable power and when he finally got consistent PT he was one of the best hitters the Reds had IMO -- which isn't saying much, but still. :*)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:50 pm
by Guinness13
Quote from Cincy reporter:

''I've seen (Willie) McCovey, (Willie) Stargell, George Foster and Big Mac, all those guys, take batting practice. And without sounding like a whole bunch of hyperbole, he hits the ball as hard as any man I've ever seen.''

Dude has some POWER ;-D

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:55 pm
by LBJackal
Guinness13 wrote:Quote from Cincy reporter:

''I've seen (Willie) McCovey, (Willie) Stargell, George Foster and Big Mac, all those guys, take batting practice. And without sounding like a whole bunch of hyperbole, he hits the ball as hard as any man I've ever seen.''

Dude has some POWER ;-D


Plus his name is Wily! That must count for something :-D

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:56 pm
by perlick29
There's good news and bad news with him. He's got the ability to hit for power like everyone says and may some day be a monster. The Bad news is that he has pretty poor plate discipline. In the dominican leagues this winter at one point he had 7 hr's in 90 ab's ;-D but 32 k's :-t .

He may struggle with batting average early in his career since he doesn't put enough balls in play.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:35 pm
by SHOCKandAWE
I am going to try and snag him LATE in my auction draft.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:33 pm
by Woolly
I will keep my eyes open for this guy in my draft. For three reasons:

1) He is good.
2) He has power and we all know chicks dig the long ball!
3) I like the chances of any of the Reds OF going down in fromt of him due to injury. Those guys hang out at the Red Cross!