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cincrazy
08-17-2009, 06:44 PM
I'm a baseball book junkie, and read about anything I can get my hands on at the local library. A few weeks ago, despite everything inside of me not to do this, I picked up Gene Wojciechowski's "Cubs Nation: 162 Games, 162 Stories, 1 Addiction." It's a book about the 2004 Cubs, managed by none other than Dusty Baker, and it's actually an interesting book, even if it IS about the Cubs.

Anyways, I found this paragraph particulary entertaining. The author was talking to espn.com's fantasy expert Eric Karabell about which Cubs should have breakout fantasy years. Here's what he said about one of Redszone's favorite all time players:

"Meanwhile, (Corey) Patterson has a huge upside here, but you've got to remember-with a torn ACL, will he run again? I don't think Patterson will run as much. He still has the potential to hit 30 homers and knock in 100. I expect he's healthy and ready to go. He probably has the biggest upside of anybody on that offense. I bet he gets close to 30 homers this season, but if he steals more than 15 bases, I'd be surprised. At some point, he'll learn how to take a walk and exercise patience :shocked:. But it might not be this year. It should be. He should have been able to figure it out by now. Patterson isn't better than sosa, but he's their second-best fantasy player in terms of upside."

Highlifeman21
08-17-2009, 06:51 PM
2004 CHC NL
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
157 631 91 168 33 6 24 72 32 9 45 168 .266 .320 .452 772


So yeah, 2nd best fantasy player on the Cubs for 2004...

cincrazy
08-17-2009, 06:58 PM
2004 CHC NL
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
157 631 91 168 33 6 24 72 32 9 45 168 .266 .320 .452 772


So yeah, 2nd best fantasy player on the Cubs for 2004...

At least he learned how to take a walk that year.

Spring~Fields
08-17-2009, 07:51 PM
Not to be contrary, but you peaked my curiosity.

Patterson Career Stats


2000 ChC .167 .239 .333 .572
2001 ChC .221 .266 .336 .602
2002 ChC .253 .284 .392 .676
2003 ChC .298 .329 .511 .840
2004 ChC .266 .320 .452 .772
2005 ChC .215 .254 .348 .602
2006 Bal .276 .314 .443 .757
2007 Bal .269 .304 .386 .690
2008 Cin .205 .238 .344 .582
2009 Was .133 .133 .133 .266
Total -- .252 .291 .405 .696


Looks like Corey did better before he came to Cincinnati.

Just out of curiosity, I wonder how Tevaras did before.

Taveras Career Stats


2004 Hou .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 Hou .291 .325 .341 .666
2006 Hou .278 .333 .338 .671
2007 Col .320 .367 .382 .749
2008 Col .251 .308 .296 .604
2009 Cin .240 .276 .286 .562
Total -- .276 .322 .329 .651


Taveras had better numbers too before coming to Cincinnati. I almost want to say that they both had career lows in Cincy.