Edited by quemortal, 08 July 2013 - 11:15 PM.
Jose Tabata 2013 Outlook
Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:14 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:12 AM
I was very high on him heading into last season. His failure to contribute or take that step forward is kind of what scared me off from Marte this year (in 2011 I had owned Tabata, then drafted him last year; I owned Marte, but couldn't pull the trigger to draft him this year and risk another Tabata.... but I digress....).
It would be nice to see him playing well, especially for the Pirates right now since they truly do need a right fielder. Is Snider just out of the picture then?.... I mean, I didn't think he was going to stick... but yeah.
Interesting to see the name Jose Tabata... kind of like a Jeremy Hermida of sorta-- he seemed to be done as quick as he entered the league, almost... but then I remember just how young he still is. Hoping he does well in his role.... will be monitoring him.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:40 AM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:51 AM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:55 AM
I'm not expecting much but if he can hit .280 he should keep the job and provide runs. He is a terrible base runner (8 SBs in 2012 with 12 CS).
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:57 AM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:59 AM
He is a terrible base runner (8 SBs in 2012 with 12 CS).
I cringe at these kind of stats. Why do people just choose to omit other seasons? In 2010 and 2011, he had 37 SB to 14 CS.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:37 PM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:28 AM
That being said, he doesn't seem to be running much this year, one reason might be that he got hurt on his first steal of the year. With his talent and (hopefully) clear path to playing time in the 2nd half he could put up double-digit steals and homers, but realistically you're looking at a .280 average with 5 steals and 5 homers (plus good run totals hitting 2nd).
Posted 11 July 2013 - 12:46 AM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:03 AM
Floor: Eric Young Jr.
Base: Jose Altuve?.... (can't think of anyone else, but this seems fair to me)
Ceiling: Carlos Gomez (a guy with a somewhat similar skill-set who took a long time* to put it all together, but seems to finally have done so and is basically what I was waiting for a guy like, say, Chris Young to become for years....)
Trying to think of similar players. Truthfully, unless he finds what 20+2 found and starts hitting dingers out of nowhere, I don't think he will ever translate into much more than a 10-15 HR (and I mean pushing 15 in his best years) hitter, but if he can show he has that gap power still that was supposed to translate into more home runs over time. I remember one of his first or maybe the first full year in the Yankees system he had 450+ PA without a single home run in the minors... I just don't see the power coming on now, this far down the road-- but who knows? *As I said above above... he could be another Gomez. Honestly, I would be happy with 7 HR if he could steal 30 and hit .300. Seriously, those guys are undervalued and go under the radar, but they're the types of players that help me win leagues.
Consistency is the key with this guy, though. If he hits, he isn't losing the job, and yeah... that spot is a hole for them. If they can get production, as long as he keeps it up without a huge slump, since he has earned a little leverage looking at his recent numbers and past few game logs..... I think he could keep the job all year.
Anyone wanna speculate on what the ROS will look like? If even for fun.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:06 AM
I also agree that he is a lotto ticket in the sense that he could do a lot more. I don't think he's going to just go nuts like Gomez, but this is a name to file away for next year as well as a post-hype sleeper if any of your leagues have managers who sleep on guys like this. I could name so many post-hype sleepers who went dirt-cheap in leagues this year and finally broke out... so I'm starting to think there is no science with some players. 27 is a random number too, but everyone says that's around the time players breakout... going on just 25, I guess sometimes I forget just how young he is still. He could be a great post-hype sleeper next year as long as he doesn't go insane this year. Keep that in mind...
Posted 22 July 2013 - 05:58 PM
**Poster Formerly Known as 2Balls
Mookie is home...