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Old 07-29-2008, 07:22 AM
Lillian Lillian is offline
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Brad Eldred is back. After missing a month with a broken hand, he has already homered twice in his first three games since returning.
He still leads the International League in RBI's, with 78, in just 83 games.
His 28 homers in 305 at bats, to go along with 19 doubles, give him a slugging percentage of 607.
The Sox may not bring him up until September, but I will be surprised if he does not figure into their plans for next year. That is, of course, unless he is traded. He could be a name that would interest a few teams right now, and might be used to bring in another arm.
Many of you have seriously undervalued this guy from the start. He has always been regarded as a big time power potential bat. He isn't that old, and did lose a year to injuries. When he has played, he has always produced impressive power stats.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:51 AM
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It's starting to get to the point where you just want Konerko to go on the DL for some reason and bring up Eldred for 1B to see what he's got. Not saying that will happen.....I'm just sayin.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:18 AM
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It's starting to get to the point where you just want Konerko to go on the DL for some reason and bring up Eldred for 1B to see what he's got. Not saying that will happen.....I'm just sayin.
I know what you mean. I passed that point a long time ago!
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:27 AM
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Eldred is actually quite old. 28 in AAA is not young at all.

He's also been horrendous away from that bandbox in Charlotte: .244/.292/.605.

His SLG would drop in the majors precipitously. It's fairly obvious is a bad-ball hitter feasting on a bad IL. His K/BB ratio of 87/23 says a lot more than RBI/HR.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:31 AM
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Brad Eldred is back. After missing a month with a broken hand, he has already homered twice in his first three games since returning.
He still leads the International League in RBI's, with 78, in just 83 games.
His 28 homers in 305 at bats, to go along with 19 doubles, give him a slugging percentage of 607.
The Sox may not bring him up until September, but I will be surprised if he does not figure into their plans for next year. That is, of course, unless he is traded. He could be a name that would interest a few teams right now, and might be used to bring in another arm.
Many of you have seriously undervalued this guy from the start. He has always been regarded as a big time power potential bat. He isn't that old, and did lose a year to injuries. When he has played, he has always produced impressive power stats.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:34 AM
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Brad Eldred sucks.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:44 AM
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Eldred is actually quite old. 28 in AAA is not young at all.

He's also been horrendous away from that bandbox in Charlotte: .244/.292/.605.

His SLG would drop in the majors precipitously. It's fairly obvious is a bad-ball hitter feasting on a bad IL. His K/BB ratio of 87/23 says a lot more than RBI/HR.
Yes, however he has 12 doubles and 16 homers in 172 at bats on the road.
That's the same .605 slugging percentage he has at home. Sorry, but I just disagree with you. This guy has never really had a fair chance to see what he could do in the Big Leagues. His Minor League Career is very impressive.
Some team will give him that chance soon. He has shown too much potential to not be given that chance. Then we'll see what he can do. Until then, none of us are qualified to say.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:44 AM
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Brad Eldred sucks.
Thank you for your profound insight.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:32 AM
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Thank you for your profound insight.
We've already gone over this in your weekly post about how Brad Eldred is the second coming.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:46 AM
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Brad Eldred is 28 years old and has a career batting average in the major leagues of .199. Paul Konerko hit .455 in AAA in a brief appearance. Eldred is not the answer. He is the prototypical AAAA player.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:47 AM
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:36 AM
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Even though he's an AAAA-type, you'd think he could maybe OPS above .700, something it's not clear that Konerko will do this year.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:40 AM
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Brad Eldred is back. After missing a month with a broken hand, he has already homered twice in his first three games since returning.
He still leads the International League in RBI's, with 78, in just 83 games.
His 28 homers in 305 at bats, to go along with 19 doubles, give him a slugging percentage of 607.
The Sox may not bring him up until September, but I will be surprised if he does not figure into their plans for next year. That is, of course, unless he is traded. He could be a name that would interest a few teams right now, and might be used to bring in another arm.
Many of you have seriously undervalued this guy from the start. He has always been regarded as a big time power potential bat. He isn't that old, and did lose a year to injuries. When he has played, he has always produced impressive power stats.
The question, Lillian, is this - and this is the same question that would be asked of ANY non-young player putting up big numbers in a far inferior league, whether it be developmental basketball league, NFL europe, IHL, etc, I have no bias against Eldred whatsoever -

IS HIS PRODUCTION/SKILL-SET LIKELY TO TRANSLATE TO THE BIG-LEAGUE LEVEL?
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:45 AM
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He's an organizational minor leaguer, just like the guy in the other thread. They are signed to fill out a AAA roster and help Charlotte.
Who knows, Bukvich and Carrasco were organizational minor leaguers too (and at least in Bukvich's case, should have stayed that way).
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:49 AM
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It's fairly obvious is a bad-ball hitter feasting on a bad IL.
Which automatically makes him a better option than Konerko, who can't hit balls off a tee anymore.
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