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lowesox
04-27-2004, 02:23 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_leftfield.jsp?ymd=20040427&content_id=730159&vkey=leftfield&fext=.jsp

It's a good article. Seems like the players think Ichiro and Pierre are the top two. Although, Brian Roberts on Baltimore and Dave Roberts of LA are both mentioned - two guys who are potentially available to be traded for.

What do you guys think? I think Carl Crawford is becoming a top tier leadoff guy too.

nodiggity59
04-27-2004, 02:27 PM
They didn't mention Willie Harris?

MarqSox
04-27-2004, 02:27 PM
Can't overlook Scott Podsednik. But Pierre's the best.

Dadawg_77
04-27-2004, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by lowesox
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_leftfield.jsp?ymd=20040427&content_id=730159&vkey=leftfield&fext=.jsp

It's a good article. Seems like the players think Ichiro and Pierre are the top two. Although, Brian Roberts on Baltimore and Dave Roberts of LA are both mentioned - two guys who are potentially available to be traded for.

What do you guys think? I think Carl Crawford is becoming a top tier leadoff guy too.

Until Carl can get on base, he isn't.

Deadguy
04-27-2004, 02:29 PM
http://espn.go.com/i/mlb/profiles/players/1650.jpg
"Rickey liked the first two paragraphs of this article, but Rickey kind of lost interest in it after that."

Dadawg_77
04-27-2004, 02:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/stats/batting?ageMax=99&hand=a&league=mlb&sort=onBasePct&seasonType=2&type=reg&split=109&pos=all&season=2003&minpa=0&ageMin=0

jabrch
04-27-2004, 02:39 PM
This year - so far - I'd say Pierre. But Ichiro is slumping. He will break out - and end up doing his usual. He is an awesome leadoff hitter. Posednik is not far behind either. He is more Henderson-like in that he will hit a few HRs also.

pjthesox13
04-27-2004, 02:56 PM
Pierre's the best but Young in Texas isn't doing too bad as well. He has got some solid hitters behind him (Soriano, Texira, Blalock) and they are driving in runs. Pierre gets on base a lot but sometimes is left stranded. Ichiro and all of Seatle seem to be in a funk but come mid summer they could very well be up to old form.

Realist
04-27-2004, 02:57 PM
Gotta love Soriano with over 30 HRs, over 30 SBs, over 30 DBLs, and a OBP of .342.

jeremyb1
04-27-2004, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/stats/batting?ageMax=99&hand=a&league=mlb&sort=onBasePct&seasonType=2&type=reg&split=109&pos=all&season=2003&minpa=0&ageMin=0

Pretty sad to see the lack of great OBP guys leading off these days. Guys like Lofton and Henderson used to easily put up .400 OBPs (sometimes .420 in Ricky's case) in their prime.

oheeoh...magglio
04-27-2004, 03:28 PM
The battle for baseball's best leadoff man is a 3 man race....I put it in this order......

1. Pierre
2. Soriano
3. Ichiro


Whoever is 4th is a pretty distant 4th IMO.

ma_deuce
04-27-2004, 03:34 PM
What about "One Dog?"

Deuce

TaylorStSox
04-27-2004, 03:43 PM
The obvious answer is Ichiro, even though he doesn't walk much. I can't go with Soriano as he's should be a 3 hitter IMO. Pierre is awesome, but I'd like to see him maintain that level for a little longer.

thepaulbowski
04-27-2004, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by lowesox
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_leftfield.jsp?ymd=20040427&content_id=730159&vkey=leftfield&fext=.jsp

It's a good article. Seems like the players think Ichiro and Pierre are the top two. Although, Brian Roberts on Baltimore and Dave Roberts of LA are both mentioned - two guys who are potentially available to be traded for.

What do you guys think? I think Carl Crawford is becoming a top tier leadoff guy too.

I think Crawford will be there soon, but he's not there yet. He's just plain dangerous on the base pads. Especially with most major league outfielders not having the strong arms and/or sense to throw where they should most of the time.