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Jjav829
01-29-2005, 01:13 AM
I'm wondering what kind of numbers everyone here expects Iguchi to put up. It seems to me that a lot of people here are setting the bar very high for him, probably too high. I get the feeling that some people expect him to be Alfonso Soriano with much better defense and more patience. I would say a fair comparison for expectations would be Placido Polanco with a little more speed. To put some numbers to it, I would say that a good season from him would be something like .280/.340/.460/.800 with about 15-20 HRs and SBs. I think those would be fair expectations. Obviously none of us have seen him play, but the expectations seem really high. So I'm wondering what kind of numbers everyone thinks would be fair expectations.

HomeFish
01-29-2005, 01:17 AM
I'd be impressed with .270

Gosox1917
01-29-2005, 01:24 AM
I'm wondering what kind of numbers everyone here expects Iguchi to put up. It seems to me that a lot of people here are setting the bar very high for him, probably too high. I get the feeling that some people expect him to be Alfonso Soriano with much better defense and more patience. I would say a fair comparison for expectations would be Placido Polanco with a little more speed. To put some numbers to it, I would say that a good season from him would be something like .280/.340/.460/.800 with about 15-20 HRs and SBs. I think those would be fair expectations. Obviously none of us have seen him play, but the expectations seem really high.

I'd say that's a very fair assesment. I have a feeling he'll get closer to 30 steals though with Ozzie running the show. Once he gets a feel for the game here, he'll be able to reach those numbers pretty easy judging from what he's done in Japan.

soxfan26
01-29-2005, 01:32 AM
I'd be impressed with .270

Now who's being optimistic?

I agree with Jjav for the most part, except I see him swiping closer to 30-35 bases.

Whitesox029
01-29-2005, 03:16 AM
I'd like to see a solid .290 avg, allowing for adjustment time in the majors...(based on his .333 last year and .340 in '03). 25-30 SB would be good, along with anywhere from 15-25 HR. That's above average IMO for a starting 2B in the majors.