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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    When the words Dave Sappelt go in through my ears or my eyes in this case, my mind processes the data and I hear the words "Norris Hopper" rattling around. Am I incorrect? If so, how do they differ?
    Hopper had no power to speak of. His Career SLG% is .334. His Career high in Doubles is 20. He has had 2 separate seasons where he had over 400 Plate Appearances and didn't even have 10 XBH all season. Hopper has 3 Career HR's in over 4000 AB's. Sappelt to Hopper is like Stubbs to Taveras.
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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis View Post
    Hopper had no power to speak of. His Career SLG% is .334. His Career high in Doubles is 20. He has had 2 separate seasons where he had over 400 Plate Appearances and didn't even have 10 XBH all season. Hopper has 3 Career HR's in over 4000 AB's. Sappelt to Hopper is like Stubbs to Taveras.
    Power is a huge difference, so is age. Hopper was 27 when he had his "breakout" season. Sappelt was only 23 last year. A better comparison is probably Chris Heisey.

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Apparently, one of Francisco's recent HRs was a long one:

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    Francisco, tenth on the 411

    * Friday 19 of November 2010
    * Category: Giants of the Cibao Tigers of the Licey

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    Santo Domingo (Licey.com). - The quadrangular one on the mythical wall of the 411 feet of the Quisqueya Stage that shot to Juan Francisco the night of Thursday 18 of November of 2010 is tenth of its species and first of an equipment of expansion of the Dominican winter baseball.

    Francisco included to the Giants of the Cibao between the tax exemptions that have at least one between the nine professional players who realised the feat, in a list which they head the Tigers of the Licey, with four of their components.

    “Their Majesty” Alonzo Perry, Bernardine “the Squid” Brito, Israel Alcántara and Henry Rodriguez are the members of the Licey that obtained the feat in the inaugurated park the 24 of October of 1955.

    Enormous batazo of Francisco against the mattered one of the Tigers of the Licey, Robert Coit.

    Felix Jose, of Eastern Stars, had been the last one, the 16 of November of 2005, against Gustavo Martinez, of from Leon one of the Chosen one. Nevertheless, the historian of the baseball Cuqui Cordoba, in its Column of Tuesdays of the 1 of November of this 2010, in Daily Directory, slogan in which tablazo of Jose did not take to happen over the wall.

    To obtain feat turned into myth of such magnitude, that to allude to famous distance is part intrinsic of collection of proverbs or to philosophise of Dominican, that stops to mean that somebody made something great, is said: it hurled “it by the 411”. Also it is applied of ironic form.

    First in “throwing it” by the 411 it was the reinforcement of the Eagles Cibaeñas Dick Stuart, “Peje Drawer”, the 9 of November of 1957, against the thrower of Stars, Roy Rippelmayer.

    Perry, recognized like the best blue reinforcement of always, was second, the 22 of January of 1958 frete to Fred Kipp, of from Leon one Chosen. A leonino reinforcement, Frank Howard, obtained to the third party the 17 of January of 1960, before the Creole Manuel Polanco, of the Licey.

    Years would happen 25 and nine months so that the feat executed by fourth time and the unique one of the ten occasions, that a nonprofessional beisbolista obtained, and unique with aluminum bat.

    The honor him quota to the Cuban Juan Luis Beached, first base of the selection of its country that attended a fan event denominated “Match Meteor of the Confraternidad”, organized by a manufacturer of batteries for cars, Eloy Rodriguez, who sponsored a local tax exemption. It beached connected a

    Gerald Rosary the 26 of September of 1985.

    The first Creole was “the Squid” Brito, the 8 of December of 1990 before Ramon Mañón, of the Chosen one. Raul Mondesí, of from Leon one, was sixth in November 21 of 1994, against Hipólito Pichardo, of the Eagles.

    Izzy Alcántara shook the seventh 29 of October of 2001 and her victim was Juan Brito, of Stars. Henry Mercedes, by then with the Chosen one, batted his that same year, but the 14 of December, against the left-handed person Efraín Valdez, of Stars.

    Henry Rodriguez, “the Blue Matatán”, was the eighth 7 December of 2004 and the punishment went to Agustín Montero, of Stars. And as it were saying, Felix Jose was ninth. As much Jose as Mercedes had played for the Licey.

    “He means much for me to be between the 10 obtains who it”, Francisco said about his feat, once passed the party that the Giants gained 6-2 races.

    He valued the fact that until the followers of they applauded it to the Licey he hurled when it by the 411 he attributed and it to the little occasions that have happened.

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    I read that GOYA and I still have no clue what happened other than a HR over a wall that is 411 feet away.....

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    After some looking, the CF wall is 411 feet from the plate, and about 8 meters high. That's about 26 feet.

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    It's only the tenth ball hit over that wall and the first for an expansion team member in Dominican Winter Ball.

    The quadrangular one on the mythical wall of the 411 feet of the Quisqueya Stage that shot to Juan Francisco the night of Thursday 18 of November of 2010 is tenth of its species and first of an equipment of expansion of the Dominican winter baseball.
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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Is he leading the league in quadrangulars?

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    The wall:


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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    The wall:

    That's called "a shot" in any language.

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Francisco went hitless last night. First time for that in a while. He did reach base on a HBP though.

    His DWL season OPS is down to a paltry .983

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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    And here is a video of the "quadrangle":

    YouTube - juan fco batazo avi

    I don't think it was as long as this one, though:

    http://mfile.akamai.com/10869/wmv/ml...38017_800K.wmv
    Last edited by batsfan; 11-24-2010 at 10:28 AM.

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    Sappelt's skill set and performance are both very similar to Shane Victorino, perhaps with a bit less arm.

    He's not a power hitter, but he's got more pop than Hopper. Hopper struggled to get the ball out of the infield. Sap is more of your classic "gap power" guy.
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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    If Sappelt becomes a Victorino clone, he should be higher on the list. That's All-Star level production.
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    Re: 2010 - 11 Winter League thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    If Sappelt becomes a Victorino clone, he should be higher on the list. That's All-Star level production.
    If being the key word. Doing in AAA and doing it in the majors are very different things.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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