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  1. Shooter-B

    April 23, 2010 11:02 AM

    Unfortunately, the list of April Fail snail-sluggish sluggers is much longer than those you mentioned. Who knew that all Matt Kemp needed to get it going was a celeb girlfriend and freak-show photo shoot for a magazine? It’s like he’s following the Alex Rodriguez starter kit to success.

  2. ThinMountainAir

    April 23, 2010 07:13 PM

    What about guys who have underperformed? Specifically, Adam Jones has been killing my fantasy team. Do you think he’ll get it together at some point soon?

  3. Bill Baer

    April 24, 2010 02:37 AM

    Yes, I do. Right now, he is hitting way fewer line drives (7.5%) and way more fly balls (44.5%), which speaks to weaker contact to me. Additionally, only four percent of his fly balls have been home runs, about 6.5% lower than his career average.

    Also, he only has a .245 BABIP, about 60 points lower than his career average.

    The ZiPS projection system pegs him at about an .800 OPS for the rest of the season and I tend to agree with that.

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