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havelj
07-01-2004, 10:13 AM
Joe Crede's month of June:

.329 BA
4 HRs
15 RBIs
15 Extra Base Hits
1.018 OPS (3rd on team for month-behind Thomas and ROWAND!)

Our infield might be the best in baseball offensively.

delben91
07-01-2004, 10:17 AM
Well, as the second half nears, Crede turns it on. This is starting to become a pattern with him. So long as the rest of the lineup is solid the first two months of the season, I think Joe can stay in the lineup based on his awesome defense at 3rd (and lack of better options in the organization).

When he gets hot though, he can really swing a nice stick.

rdivaldi
07-01-2004, 10:22 AM
He's also crushing his numbers from last years first half. If he can repeat his hot second half hitting, I wouldn't be surprised to see him hit 25 homers with 80+ rbis and an OPS around .800 or so.

Not bad for a guy everyone wanted to send back down to the minors a month ago.

Randar68
07-01-2004, 10:24 AM
He's also crushing his numbers from last years first half. If he can repeat his hot second half hitting, I wouldn't be surprised to see him hit 25 homers with 80+ rbis and an OPS around .800 or so.

Not bad for a guy everyone wanted to send back down to the minors a month ago.
*cough* Not everyone *cough*

BigEdWalsh
07-01-2004, 10:26 AM
He's also crushing his numbers from last years first half. If he can repeat his hot second half hitting, I wouldn't be surprised to see him hit 25 homers with 80+ rbis and an OPS around .800 or so.

Not bad for a guy everyone wanted to send back down to the minors a month ago.
I didn't want to send him back to the minors but I was sure wondering if he would EVER regain his stroke. I couldn't be happier...keep it up, Joe!! :D:

DSpivack
07-01-2004, 10:27 AM
How long until the return of Crede's Crew?

havelj
07-01-2004, 10:38 AM
Note also that Aaron Rowand let the team in OPS in June. Solid.


:rowand

JDP
07-01-2004, 11:31 AM
Since the All-Star break is soon upon us, here is a take on Crede's performance pre-AS break this year compared to last year's performance and possible post-AS break numbers in comparison to last year's numbers. Also note: this does not include 7 games between now and the "official" half way point (81 games in) of the season.

2003 [Pre All-Star break]
.225 BA, .624 OBP, 302 ABs, 8 HRs, 38 RBIs, 19/47 BB/K
2003 [Post All-Star break]
.308 BA, .892 OBP, 234 ABs, 11 HRs, 37 RBIs, 13/28 BB/K
2003 Totals
.261 BA, .761 OBP, 568 ABs, 19 HRs, 75 RBIs, 32/75 BB/K

2004 [Pre All-Star break] (to date)
.248 BA, .764 OBP, 246 ABs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 20/48 BB/K
2004 [Post-All Star similar to '03 performance]
.300 BA, .864 OBP, 246 ABs, 11 HRs, 38 RBIs, 13/32 BB/K
2004 [Projected if similar post '03 All-Star stats]
.274 BA, .814 OBP, 532 ABs, 23 HRs, 75 RBIs, 33/80 BB/K

2004 [Factoring in a decent 7 game stretch not included above]
.275 BA, .815 OBP, 562 ABs, 25 HRs, 80 RBIs, 35/85 BB/K

Complete speculation based on an "improved" first half performance this year (vs last year) and similar post-break statistics as last year, but it's fun to speculate at none-the-less.

Dadawg_77
07-01-2004, 11:35 AM
Our infield might be the best in baseball offensively.
hmm..... lets looks at the Yankees

1B: Yankees to Sox. Depends on Giambi's knees.
2B: Wash
SS: Yankees slighty.
3B: Yankees

I have to go with the Yankees, this isn't by this years numbers so Uribe's hot streak and Jeter's, A Rod's cold streak are discounted.

HITMEN OF 77
07-01-2004, 11:40 AM
JC was down around .200 a few weeks back and now is heading towards .250. I've been impressed with him and Rowand so far. I hope they keep it up.

Mickster
07-01-2004, 11:43 AM
JC was down around .200 a few weeks back and now is heading towards .250. I've been impressed with him and Rowand so far. I hope they keep it up.
Agreed. Aaron and Timo have been on fire. Timo is batting .529 for the week. Nice L/R platoon in CF when Maggs comes back. Unfortunately, Wee Willie has been hurt receently by the play of Rowand/Timo. Only 10 AB in the last week.

DaveIsHere
07-01-2004, 11:43 AM
Rowand has been on fire all around, even his routes look good..hehe:)

JoseCanseco6969
07-01-2004, 12:05 PM
Wee Willie has been hurt receently by the play of Rowand/Timo. Only 10 AB in the last week.
Poor wee willie, hey somebody has to ride the pine while these two light it up! and when maggs comes back, Ozzie has another tough decision to make. I love having these choices! We had this earlier when Jose came off the DL

Tmar281
07-01-2004, 02:45 PM
i think Texas' is the best offensive infield

Blueprint1
07-01-2004, 02:48 PM
I think in the NL it might be the Cardinal at least there corner infielders are awesome.

fquaye149
07-01-2004, 02:51 PM
hmm..... lets looks at the Yankees

1B: Yankees to Sox. Depends on Giambi's knees.
2B: Wash
SS: Yankees slighty.
3B: Yankees

I have to go with the Yankees, this isn't by this years numbers so Uribe's hot streak and Jeter's, A Rod's cold streak are discounted.
When you look at the past, then you get the "on paper" arguments that don't matter every year when the sox finish second to the twins.

Look at Konerko's stats and then look at Giambi's and if they're even close let me know. . .

but whoever said we have the best infield in baseball is probably overshooting the truth which is that we

have the best offense in baseball.

Dadawg_77
07-01-2004, 03:59 PM
When you look at the past, then you get the "on paper" arguments that don't matter every year when the sox finish second to the twins.

Look at Konerko's stats and then look at Giambi's and if they're even close let me know. . .

but whoever said we have the best infield in baseball is probably overshooting the truth which is that we

have the best offense in baseball.
We do, but the Yankees are close.

Giambi may have finally broken down, his slug is way down. But you still have to give him the benefit of the doubt at this point.

Mickster
07-01-2004, 04:39 PM
I thought the thread was titled "JOE CREDE IN HEAT!". Phew.:cower:

StepsInSC
07-01-2004, 05:33 PM
I think in the NL it might be the Cardinal at least there corner infielders are awesome.
And Renteria hasn't even had one hot streak the whole season...


Even at his current pace Crede number's are decent for an 8th hitter in a lineup. 26HRs, 81 RBIs. Not bad for the 8th spot at all, although hopefully his average and OBP will climb.

Jerome
07-01-2004, 05:56 PM
I'm glad that Joe and Rowand are doing well because it reassures me that not only will KW go out and make a big trade, but we can also count on our minor leauges. And, as Larry Bird would say, it's also great to see the Sox' White Players doing well.