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Scott Podsednik LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
18 4345 .281 .339 .379 86 7.8
Birth Date3-18-1976
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age43 years, 7 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2001 SEA 25 5 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .500 72 -0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2002 SEA 26 14 25 4 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 0 .200 .320 .350 92 -0.1 0.1 -0.7 0.0
2003 MIL 27 154 628 175 29 8 9 56 91 4 43 10 .314 .379 .443 105 6.3 9.7 -6.0 2.7
2004 MIL 28 154 712 156 27 7 12 58 105 7 70 13 .244 .313 .364 75 -21.1 5.3 0.2 0.7
2005 CHA 29 129 568 147 28 1 0 47 75 3 59 23 .290 .351 .349 79 -13.8 1.9 9.8 1.1
2006 CHA 30 139 592 137 27 6 3 54 96 2 40 19 .261 .330 .353 79 -13.4 3.2 -6.4 -0.3
2007 CHA 31 62 235 52 13 4 2 13 36 4 12 5 .243 .299 .369 74 -6.8 1.2 2.1 0.2
2008 COL 32 93 181 41 8 1 1 16 28 1 12 4 .253 .322 .333 78 -4.5 0.9 -0.7 0.1
2009 CHA 33 132 587 163 25 6 7 39 74 3 30 13 .304 .353 .412 94 -2.5 5.6 4.1 2.2
2010 KCA 34 95 435 121 8 6 5 29 57 0 30 12 .310 .353 .400 93 -3.2 -1.1 0.7 0.6
2010 LAN 34 39 160 39 6 1 1 11 26 0 5 3 .262 .313 .336 91 -1.5 2.0 1.9 0.6
2012 BOS 36 63 216 60 7 0 1 6 35 1 8 2 .302 .322 .352 83 -4.1 1.6 -3.0 0.0
Career107943451096178414233363025309104.281.339.37986-64.730.42.07.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1995 HUD A- NYP 65 291 .000 .000 .000 .302 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BRV A+ FSL 108 438 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 KNC A MDW 0 594 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 PCH A+ FSL 0 346 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 TUL AA TXS 0 81 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 TUL AA TXS 0 121 .000 .000 .000 .175 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TUL AA TXS 0 200 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SEA MLB AL 5 6 .282 .340 .441 .200 101 -0.5 0.2 0 72 12 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2001 TAC AAA PCL 66 288 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SEA MLB AL 14 25 .257 .344 .387 .214 95 -0.3 0.7 -0.2 92 14 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2002 TAC AAA PCL 125 505 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIL MLB NL 154 628 .261 .328 .419 .361 102 15.1 16.5 1 105 7 -6.0 9.7 6.3 2.7
2004 MIL MLB NL 154 712 .263 .330 .422 .275 92 -13.4 21.2 1.9 75 8 0.2 5.3 -21.1 0.7
2005 CHA MLB AL 129 568 .269 .329 .425 .336 103 -4.6 16.3 -3.6 79 10 9.8 1.9 -13.8 1.1
2005 CHR AAA INT 2 9 .326 .380 .498 .286 115 -0.6 0.3 -0.1 79 0 0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.1
2006 CHA MLB AL 139 592 .274 .336 .439 .312 111 -18.8 17.8 -4.2 79 7 -6.4 3.2 -13.4 -0.3
2007 CHA MLB AL 62 235 .271 .332 .426 .284 101 -7.5 7.0 -1.6 74 12 2.1 1.2 -6.8 0.2
2007 CHR AAA INT 20 87 .259 .328 .396 .351 94 3 2.6 -0.6 119 0 -4.3 -1.8 2.0 -0.2
2008 COL MLB NL 93 181 .262 .327 .407 .299 105 -5 5.2 0 78 11 -0.7 0.9 -4.5 0.1
2008 CSP AAA PCL 4 19 .305 .368 .501 .438 128 0.7 0.6 -0.1 137 0 -0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.1
2009 CHA MLB AL 132 587 .264 .330 .422 .341 106 -3.2 16.9 -2.7 94 10 4.1 5.6 -2.5 2.2
2009 CHR AAA INT 10 49 .231 .300 .361 .297 108 -0.8 1.4 0 118 0 -1.3 -0.5 1.0 0.1
2010 KCA MLB AL 95 435 .261 .324 .409 .347 111 -0.8 12.0 -2.9 93 8 0.7 -1.1 -3.2 0.6
2010 LAN MLB NL 39 160 .244 .308 .380 .311 87 -4.3 4.4 -0.9 91 8 1.9 2.0 -1.5 0.6
2011 DUN A+ FSL 3 14 .238 .303 .325 .300 111 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 93 0 0.4 -0.7 -0.1 0.0
2011 LEH AAA INT 14 59 .260 .334 .400 .342 92 -1.6 1.8 -0.1 57 0 -0.2 0.1 -2.5 -0.1
2011 LVG AAA PCL 14 71 .284 .353 .444 .294 116 0.2 2.2 0.1 91 0 0.0 1.7 -0.6 0.3
2011 PHL Rk GCL 3 13 .283 .379 .454 .333 120 0.1 0.4 0 110 0 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0
2012 BOS MLB AL 63 216 .243 .305 .385 .358 102 -3.6 5.9 -0.8 83 14 -3.0 1.6 -4.1 0.0
2012 LEH AAA INT 23 85 .250 .318 .380 .234 96 -7.9 2.5 -0.3 77 0 -0.9 2.1 -4.2 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA INT 25 102 .249 .316 .382 .308 97 -0.3 3.0 -0.7 78 0 -0.6 0.6 -4.0 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1995 HUD A- NYP 291 252 42 67 3 0 0 70 20 35 31 20 6 .266 .356 .278 .012 1 1
1996 BRV A+ FSL 438 383 39 100 9 2 0 113 30 45 65 20 10 .261 .338 .295 .034 7 7
1997 KNC A MDW 594 531 80 147 23 4 3 187 49 60 72 28 11 .277 .354 .352 .075 0 0
1998 TUL AA TXS 81 75 9 18 4 1 0 24 4 6 11 5 2 .240 .296 .320 .080 0 0
1998 PCH A+ FSL 346 302 55 86 12 4 4 118 39 44 32 26 8 .285 .376 .391 .106 0 0
1999 TUL AA TXS 121 116 10 18 4 0 0 22 1 5 13 6 2 .155 .190 .190 .034 0 0
2000 TUL AA TXS 200 169 20 42 7 2 2 59 13 30 33 19 4 .249 .365 .349 .101 0 0
2001 SEA MLB AL 6 6 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .500 .333 0 0
2001 TAC AAA PCL 288 269 46 78 15 4 3 110 30 13 46 12 5 .290 .323 .409 .119 4 4
2002 SEA MLB AL 25 20 2 4 0 0 1 7 5 4 6 0 0 .200 .320 .350 .150 1 0
2002 TAC AAA PCL 505 438 63 122 25 6 9 186 61 43 70 35 13 .279 .352 .425 .146 4 4
2003 MIL MLB NL 628 558 100 175 29 8 9 247 58 56 91 43 10 .314 .379 .443 .129 2 8
2004 MIL MLB NL 712 640 85 156 27 7 12 233 39 58 105 70 13 .244 .313 .364 .120 1 6
2005 CHR AAA INT 9 9 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 .222 .222 .444 .222 0 0
2005 CHA MLB AL 568 507 80 147 28 1 0 177 25 47 75 59 23 .290 .351 .349 .059 5 6
2006 CHA MLB AL 592 524 86 137 27 6 3 185 45 54 96 40 19 .261 .330 .353 .092 4 8
2007 CHR AAA INT 87 73 12 21 5 0 1 29 6 10 15 2 3 .288 .388 .397 .110 0 0
2007 CHA MLB AL 235 214 30 52 13 4 2 79 11 13 36 12 5 .243 .299 .369 .126 0 4
2008 CSP AAA PCL 19 16 2 7 0 0 0 7 3 3 0 3 0 .438 .526 .438 .000 0 0
2008 COL MLB NL 181 162 22 41 8 1 1 54 15 16 28 12 4 .253 .322 .333 .080 1 1
2009 CHA MLB AL 587 537 75 163 25 6 7 221 48 39 74 30 13 .304 .353 .412 .108 2 6
2009 CHR AAA INT 49 42 6 11 4 0 0 15 2 5 5 1 0 .262 .367 .357 .095 0 0
2010 LAN MLB NL 160 149 17 39 6 1 1 50 7 11 26 5 3 .262 .313 .336 .074 0 0
2010 KCA MLB AL 435 390 46 121 8 6 5 156 44 29 57 30 12 .310 .353 .400 .090 6 10
2011 LVG AAA PCL 71 59 12 15 2 2 0 21 6 10 9 3 0 .254 .366 .356 .102 1 0
2011 DUN A+ FSL 14 12 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 .250 .357 .333 .083 0 0
2011 LEH AAA INT 59 53 4 13 6 1 0 21 0 3 15 2 0 .245 .286 .396 .151 0 3
2011 PHL Rk GCL 13 10 2 3 2 1 0 7 1 2 1 1 0 .300 .417 .700 .400 0 1
2012 PAW AAA INT 102 89 10 25 2 1 1 32 11 8 13 4 2 .281 .330 .360 .079 3 2
2012 LEH AAA INT 85 76 13 15 1 0 0 16 4 8 12 6 1 .197 .282 .211 .013 0 0
2012 BOS MLB AL 216 199 19 60 7 0 1 70 12 6 35 8 2 .302 .322 .352 .050 2 8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 793 0.5195 0.3392 0.9071 0.4927 0.1732 0.9557 0.7576 0.0929 -0.0030
2009 2324 0.5318 0.3778 0.9077 0.5016 0.2371 0.9597 0.7829 0.0923 0.0047
2010 2278 0.5338 0.3679 0.8914 0.4794 0.2401 0.9451 0.7686 0.1086 0.0046
2012 799 0.5357 0.3892 0.8617 0.5000 0.2615 0.9252 0.7216 0.1383 0.0028
Career61940.53150.37070.89570.49210.23320.94940.76650.10430.0034

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-18 2012-07-06 15-DL 18 16 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-06-09 2011-09-03 Minors 86 0 Left Foot Stress Fracture - -
2011-03-12 2011-03-31 Camp 19 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2011-02-21 2011-03-11 Camp 18 0 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2010-09-09 2010-10-04 DTD 25 22 Left Foot Inflammation Plantar Fasciitis -
2008-07-29 2008-08-22 15-DL 24 22 Left Fingers Fracture Little Finger -
2007-08-22 2007-09-03 DTD 12 12 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-07-02 2007-07-24 15-DL 22 20 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2007-04-16 2007-06-23 60-DL 68 58 Right Groin Strain Adductor -
2007-01-23 2007-01-23 Off 0 0 Surgery Sports Hernia 2007-01-23
2006-07-22 2006-07-22 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Contusion -
2006-03-27 2006-04-02 Camp 6 0 Left Groin Strain -
2006-03-07 2006-03-23 Camp 16 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-11-01 2005-11-01 Off 0 0 Surgery Sports Hernia In November 2005-11-01
2005-08-13 2005-08-29 15-DL 16 13 Left Groin Strain Adductor -
2005-05-11 2005-05-12 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2005-04-12 2005-04-18 DTD 6 5 Right Groin Strain -
2004-03-06 2004-03-17 Camp 11 0 Right Knee Soreness HBP -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 KCA $1,650,000
2008 COL $750,000
2007 CHA $2,900,000
2006 CHA $1,900,000
2005 CHA $550,000
2004 MIL $400,000
2003 MIL $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$8,450,000
9 yrTotal$8,450,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 35 dRyan Gleichowski1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Philadelphia 11/11 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. May opt out if not on major-league roster 6/1/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from Philadelphia 5/12/12. Contract purchased by Boston 5/22/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Boston 7/31/12. Released by Arizona 8/2/12 (refused assignment). Signed by Boston as a free agent 8/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/16/11 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. Released by Toronto 5/11/11. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 5/27/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2010), plus 2011 option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/8/10. 10:$1.65M, 11:$2M club option ($0.1M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.25M in 2010, $0.3M in 2011. Podsednik may void option with 525 PAs in 2010 (met). Acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Kansas City 7/28/10. Podsednik declined 2011 option 11/4/10 (LA Dodgers had exercised option 11/3/10).
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/14/09 (minor-league contract, $0.8M in majors). Released by Colorado 4/1/09. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/14/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 5/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2008). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/5/08 (minor-league contract, $78,000 in minors). Contract purchased 3/28/08.
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2007). Re-signed 11/06 (avoided arbitration). DFA 11/20/07, released 11/28/07.
  • 2 years/$2.75M (2005-06). Signed extension 5/04. $0.3M signing bonus. 05:$0.55M, 06:$1.9M. $0.95M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2004)
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 That Podsednik ended up in Boston was strange. That he did it twice approached creepy. After losing the spring battle with Juan Pierre for the last spot on the Phillies bench, the former White Sox spark plug found himself playing for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. His play matched the effort level you expect with “Iron Pigs” emblazoned on your chest (493 OPS). But an injury blizzard blanketed the Red Sox outfield and Boston needed warm bodies. Podsednik soon found himself in Boston, where, shock of shocks, he crushed the ball! Just kidding. No ball crushing, but Podsednik ended up with an 893 OPS primarily due to a .434 BABIP. He went to Arizona in a deadline trade, but when the Diamondbacks optioned him to Triple-A he refused the assignment, became a free agent, and re-signed with Boston. The return trip wasn’t as kind, (574 OPS), and the Podfather will likely be looking at another minor-league deal for 2013.
2011 Podsednik signed with the Royals in January for a mere $1.75 million, and reeled off a carbon copy of his 2009 offensive numbers for the first two-thirds of the season while playing some especially strong defense. With Manny Ramirez serving his third stint on the disabled list and eventually bound for another destination, Ned Colletti traded two prospects for Podsednik, perhaps hoping he was getting a cheaper Juan Pierre. Podzilla spent about six weeks as the starting left fielder but didn't find any of Pierre's magic 2009 pixie dust, and was eventually sidelined by plantar fasciitis. How such an injury will affect a player whose value depends upon his speed is an open question given that most who've dealt with that injury have been sluggers. Podsednik declined his side of a $2 million mutual option after the season, an act of hubris out of proportion to his modest skills.
2010 With their perpetual need for a center fielder and the injury to Carlos Quentin, the White Sox signed Podsednik after he was cut by the Rockies. While he's a bit short defensively up the middle, Podsednik had his best year at the plate since his 2003 rookie campaign. While his batting average is on the empty side due to a lack of power and walks, he did an admirable job in filling what was a gaping hole in the club's roster. Podsednik is a free agent as we go to press, but the White Sox are interested in bringing him back, albeit in a more limited role.
2009 Podsednik won the extra outfield job in Colorado in spring training, but he didn't do much with it. He's the kind of player who needs to hit at least .280 to be valuable, as he has only an average walk rate and zero power; when he hits .250, he's an offensive black hole. Nonetheless, he still runs well and can play all three outfield positions, so the Rockies are thinking of giving him a return invitation. If they don't, somebody else surely will.
2008 Even at the best of times, Podzilla was a guy who made his dollar legging out grounders; if he ever got under anything all he'd do is tap it to the opposite field. Now that he's increasingly fragile and not as speedy, not even the White Sox believe the dubious proposition that his bat is affordable in an outfield corner. Cut loose in November, he could hang around by reinventing himself as a sort of Orlando Palmeiro-type pinch-singles-hitter on wheels, but if he can't adapt to a bench role, he'll disappear quickly.
2007 A year ago, we fretted about the White Sox getting locked into Podsednik on the basis of his feel-good role on the 2005 championship team. Speed-only players don`t tend to survive long into their thirties, and even Podsednik?s speed is in question given his on-again, off-again relationship with his hamstrings. Thankfully, it appears that those sort of self-destructive commitments are something the White Sox will leave for the team that plays on the other side of town. Podsednik had been reduced to a platoon player and number-eight hitter by September of last year, and while he might or might not be the left fielder on Opening Day, the White Sox no longer view him as anything more than a stopgap.
2006 Podsednik almost never swings at a bad pitch, and sees almost four pitches a plate appearance; the middling walk rates are mostly a consequence of pitchers having no incentive to throw him anything outside of the strike zone. On defense, he gets great jumps on the ball, the result of good instincts and hustle rather than physical tools. He was caught stealing a lot last year, but almost all of that came in the second half, when he had a strained groin and Guillen wouldn`t stop running him; exclude that post-ASB performance and he`s stolen at an 83% clip on his major league career. His overall baserunning was a little bit off last season, but is usually going to be worth an extra couple of runs. All of those things add value. The problem is that if Podsednik hits any worse than he did last year, he goes from being an unorthodox corner outfield solution to an unplayable one. At this point, the Sox`s defense of Podsednik`s abilities has become a cause unto itself, and it has probably become politically impossible to bench him for any length of time. So long as Brian Anderson and Chris Young were both in the system, there was the hope that one of them would force the issue, but with Young gone Podsednik will now get an almost infinite amount of slack. If Podsednik`s performance reverts back to 2004 standards, there is an active trade market at the deadline, and the White Sox find themselves just a hairsbreadth behind the Twins or the Indians, that could be the ultimate litmus test for Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen.
2005 The man known as Podzilla's 2003 season was so far out of line with his career performances that one could only expect a serious collapse in 2004. After a hot start to the season, that crash materialized and Podsednik went from the toast of Milwaukee to being shipped off to Chicago in the Carlos Lee trade. His calling card is his speed, and he did steal 70 bases while only getting caught 13 times. However, he lacks power and doesn't reach base often enough to justify a regular spot in the lineup, and his defense is erratic at best. Despite his speed, he takes poor routes to the ball and has reactions that would make Starr Jones look swift. If utilized properly, he could be a nice bench player, but as the White Sox starting left-fielder, he's going to do quite well in helping Minnesota win another AL Central crown.
2004 The headliner for the new Brew, Podsednik swiped the job in center from the ridiculously overplayed Alex Sanchez in May. From there, it was a season of bliss, as he reminded the locals that there's a big difference between Sanchez's brand of flamboyantly brainless hustle and Podsednik's more stolid approach. Podsednik is no mere low-wattage Luis Castillo at the top of the order. Sure, he can run, and yes, he does a solid job of reaching base; he also puts a charge on the ball, making pitcher bunting that much more valuable, and making things tough on opposing pitchers. His 47-game on-base streak was second only to Bonds's 58-game run. The real question is whether somebody's supposed to wake up: Ned Yost, Podsednik, Brewer fans? They had no idea they finally had a starting center fielder on their hands when they signed him. Now that he's here, he affords them a year or three to sort out which kid in the minors has a future in center. If they sign him to a four-year deal instead, you'll know Doug Melvin's taken a big step backward.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any help on the horizon for the woeful Phillies' offense??
(Snakes from Philly)
Sure. Scott Podsednik has got this one. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Gordon is hitting 338/457/597 with 11 homers and 6 steals (7 attempts) in 201 at bats. Is this a service time ploy or are the Royals really *this* stupid?
(Save Alex Gordon from Trapped in Omaha)
Everybody likes to point out how well he's hitting in Omaha, but how's his progress in left field? The Royals seem pretty committed to making him an outfielder; then again, they seem pretty committed to lots of things that never come to pass. I suspect we'll see him once the swap meet starts and Dayton Moore gets around to trading Scott Podsednik or Al Cowens or whomever they've got running around in left. I mean, Moore has to be careful -- he *really* wants to get a good C-grade prospect for Podzilla, so timing is key. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-03-23 16:30:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 10 team, 5x5 mixed league roto, no keepers. I currently have Colby Rasmus, Austin Jackson, and Chris Young on my team as possibles for my 5th outfield spot. Steals are my weakest point offensively (project to finish in the bottom 3), so I'm also looking at Lastings Milledge and Scott Podsednik on the waiver wire. Who should I be starting to begin the season, and should I drop one of my OFs to pick up Milledge or Podsednik?
(Matt from California)
I'm not a fantasy baseball player actually, so it's tough to answer a question like this. I'll comment on the players rather than on their fantasy value. I will point out, though, that the question is not whether you are in bottom three in steals, but where the MARGINAL gains are. Are you particularly close to the 4th and 5th worst? Or are you in better striking distance of the better HR teams? As for Rasmus, I'm pretty bullish on his BABIP. He hits the ball hard and well. I'll have that up later this week. Similarly, I'm down on Chris Young's BABIP. I'm not sure he'll match his PECOTA projection unless he stops popping up so much. Milledge is always a question mark, and may not start. I see Podsednik being more likely to keep getting chances to steal. If Milledge stinks, the Pirates might not play him. (Matt Swartz)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm not a big believer in Scott Podsednik, you think he'll post as good a numbers fantasy-wise this year, as last?
(Cale27 from Kansas City)
I have him near the bottom of my one-star outfielders, so I think that's a big no. There are much better versions of Podsednik available that aren't as batting average reliant. (Marc Normandin)
2008-06-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ryan Ludwick Ryan Theriot Which one is more likely to keep up their 90%+ pecota performance?
(Mike from Chicago)
Ludwick. I'd place a little bit more weight on a mid-career power breakout than on some kind of second coming of Scott Podsednik's 2005. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableSo, mid-meltdown, the viewers of the Royals game have been polled as to which newcomer will help the most:

Rick Ankiel 28%
Chris Getz 28%
Jason Kendall 17%
Scott Podsednik 27%

Clearly, "None of the above, they're all godawful, now please let me start my 162 games of suffering in peace" wasn't accepted as a valid answer. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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