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    What to expect from Ross?

    Looks like David Ross is going to have the starting job to lose. He put up great numbers last year so the question is what will he do with awhole season this year? Some people think last year was a fluke, I do not.

    My guess is
    .260 31HR 94RBI

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by dunner13 View Post
    Looks like David Ross is going to have the starting job to lose. He put up great numbers last year so the question is what will he do with awhole season this year? Some people think last year was a fluke, I do not.

    My guess is
    .260 31HR 94RBI
    I hope you are correct. If he does that, the offense will be OK. Counting on it is a mistake though.

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by dunner13 View Post
    Looks like David Ross is going to have the starting job to lose. He put up great numbers last year so the question is what will he do with awhole season this year? Some people think last year was a fluke, I do not.

    My guess is
    .260 31HR 94RBI
    .260 seems accurate

    31 HR is ridiculously high

    94 RBI? Is the sun in your eyes?

    .260 25 80 seem to be a lil more realistic, and I still think these might be high

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    .245 19 Hr 67 Rbi
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    .260 seems accurate

    31 HR is ridiculously high

    94 RBI? Is the sun in your eyes?

    .260 25 80 seem to be a lil more realistic, and I still think these might be high
    I'm expecting .240/12/55. Hence my continued cries for more power. Even .260/25/80 might be enough to provide the missing threat.

    You guys are making me feel a little better about the offense. If Ross can be the power threat suggested here, then carrying Hatte at 1B is less a problem.

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Last year .255 21 HR 52 RBI in 247 at bats and not all of that with consitent playing time.
    In only 671 career AB hes got 40 Homeruns. With our ballpark and his power I think 30 homeruns is reachable.

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by dunner13 View Post
    Last year .255 21 HR 52 RBI in 247 at bats and not all of that with consitent playing time.
    In only 671 career AB hes got 40 Homeruns. With our ballpark and his power I think 30 homeruns is reachable.

    The RBI number was the one that really concerned me. It would take him 1.5 seasons to sniff 90 RBI.

    I also have a feeling we'll be seeing far too much Chad Moeller in 2007, which will limit Ross' at bats.

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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    .240/19/62

    The guy has legit power, but I don't think we can expect him to hit for average at all. He'll take a walk, but his contact rate is pretty low and he'll strikeout a ton. He reminds me a lot of LaRue offensively, only with a bit more power.
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Optimistically.

    .270/30/80

    Pessimistically.

    .240/10/30

    Mean.

    .250/20/50

    Thats my call.
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I'm expecting .240/12/55. Hence my continued cries for more power. Even .260/25/80 might be enough to provide the missing threat.

    You guys are making me feel a little better about the offense. If Ross can be the power threat suggested here, then carrying Hatte at 1B is less a problem.
    I think you hit it on the head right there. He's not a high average hitter and is terribly streaky. My guess is just between your .240 and .260. I'll call it about .250. I think 15 HR is about right with 55-60 RBI.

    I'm certain that Krivsky and Narron think he'll continue with his power numbers, but for a team so occupied with defense these days, it's surprising they are putting all their eggs in the Ross basket. I found him more unacceptable as a defensive catcher than Junior as a defensive center fielder, contrary to most on here.
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I'm certain that Krivsky and Narron think he'll continue with his power numbers, but for a team so occupied with defense these days, it's surprising they are putting all their eggs in the Ross basket. I found him more unacceptable as a defensive catcher than Junior as a defensive center fielder, contrary to most on here.
    Aw you mean when he "dropped" the balls on head-on collisions to avoid getting hit? Yeah I screamed "BRING BACK LARUE!!!" on plays like that.
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    Watching Larue stabbing and trying to receive the baseball for the majority of his career will not be missed from where I sit. Not to mention the prolonged, "I don't have a clue periods at the plate."
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    Re: What to expect from Ross?

    I think to expect anything near what he did last year is way too optimistic.

    Career minor league line: .259/.351/.431

    That includes exactly one good season in a full-season league...which happened to be the PCL (shocker) where he hit .297/.384/.519 in 2002 as a 25-year-old.

    Ross can take a walk and has shown some power, but I would be absolutely shocked if he produces anywhere near his 932 OPS of last year at any point the rest of his career. Everything points to last year being a complete anomoly.

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