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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .246 6 31 25 3 .267 0.5
Birth Date1-4-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age29 years, 9 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.42010
1.62011
2012
-0.12013
0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 DET 25 48 163 143 19 32 7 0 3 48 15 40 0 1 4 14 0 0 .224 .296 .336 .219 -2.4 -1.5 -0.4
2011 DET 26 17 74 63 8 14 1 0 0 15 10 19 0 0 1 4 1 1 .222 .329 .238 .235 -0.2 1.4 0.1
2011 OAK 26 93 355 305 42 76 21 1 11 132 43 93 2 1 4 52 4 2 .249 .345 .433 .289 21.4 -7.3 1.5
2013 OAK 28 2 6 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .168 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2014 NYA 29 6 16 16 3 5 2 0 0 7 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 .312 .312 .438 .271 0.5 0.1 0.1
Career1666145337212832114204681622297453.240.327.383.26219.0-7.51.2

Advanced

'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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2006 ONE A- 70 333 .329 .248 .327 .337 .267 .377 109 19 7.6 3 -8.9 -0.0 29.0 2.2 29.0 2.2
2007 WMI A 125 530 .289 .258 .330 .379 .263 .296 97 17.8 16.9 -1.5 -2.9 5.4 36.5 3.4 36.5 3.4
2008 LAK A+ 53 234 .280 .254 .324 .376 .251 .346 106 5.2 6.9 -0.5 9.5 0.9 15.1 2.5 15.1 2.5
2009 ERI AA 59 269 .329 .261 .339 .382 .267 .347 104 19.6 7.6 -0.6 -2.3 -1.0 27.3 2.6 27.3 2.6
2009 TOL AAA 71 330 .267 .271 .336 .412 .252 .342 116 2.5 9.5 -0.9 -2.6 -0.4 10.5 0.8 10.5 0.8
2010 DET MLB 48 163 .219 .259 .330 .408 .258 .287 111 -6.7 4.5 -0.2 -1.5 1.5 -2.4 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4
2010 TOL AAA 76 342 .286 .262 .326 .409 .252 .374 100 9.7 10.3 -1.9 -0.6 -0.3 20.5 1.9 20.5 1.9
2011 DET MLB 17 74 .235 .254 .317 .405 .257 .318 109 -1.8 2.0 -0.1 1.4 0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1
2011 OAK MLB 93 355 .289 .254 .316 .404 .259 .322 97 10.1 9.6 1.3 -7.3 3.2 21.4 1.5 21.4 1.5
2011 SAC AAA 9 43 .283 .312 .382 .509 .280 .269 114 1.2 1.3 0.2 -1.2 0.4 3.0 0.2 3.0 0.2
2011 TOL AAA 23 92 .383 .264 .320 .391 .247 .518 94 13.3 2.9 -0.2 -3.0 0.3 15.5 1.2 15.5 1.2
2013 OAK MLB 2 6 .168 .276 .341 .464 .299 .250 91 -0.5 0.2 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2014 NYA MLB 6 16 .271 .248 .302 .396 .263 .625 98 0.2 0.4 0 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 SWB AAA 81 319 .255 .263 .327 .400 .252 .355 101 -1.8 9.6 -0.1 -4.5 -1.9 7.6 0.3 7.6 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 ONE A- 333 49 96 15 4 3 37 32 47 7 5 .327 .393 .435 .109 .329 29.0 -8.9 2.2
2007 WMI A 530 78 116 33 5 4 48 73 60 16 10 .265 .378 .390 .126 .289 36.5 -2.9 3.4
2008 LAK A+ 234 32 58 11 1 4 20 24 44 14 3 .286 .368 .409 .123 .280 15.1 9.5 2.5
2009 ERI AA 269 39 70 17 4 9 33 35 46 7 3 .307 .399 .535 .228 .329 27.3 -2.3 2.6
2009 TOL AAA 330 49 90 22 1 8 33 29 49 14 1 .308 .373 .473 .164 .267 10.5 -2.6 0.8
2010 DET MLB 163 19 32 7 0 3 14 15 40 0 0 .224 .296 .336 .112 .219 -2.4 -1.5 -0.4
2010 TOL AAA 342 49 89 23 1 9 37 31 77 2 2 .298 .379 .472 .174 .286 20.5 -0.6 1.9
2011 DET MLB 74 8 14 1 0 0 4 10 19 1 1 .222 .329 .238 .016 .235 -0.2 1.4 0.1
2011 OAK MLB 355 42 76 21 1 11 52 43 93 4 2 .249 .345 .433 .184 .289 21.4 -7.3 1.5
2011 TOL AAA 92 17 31 7 1 2 15 12 19 3 1 .408 .495 .605 .197 .383 15.5 -3.0 1.2
2011 SAC AAA 43 11 8 2 0 1 3 12 4 2 1 .267 .465 .433 .167 .283 3.0 -1.2 0.2
2013 OAK MLB 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .167 .168 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2014 SWB AAA 319 31 77 17 5 7 41 26 87 0 0 .266 .329 .433 .166 .255 7.6 -4.5 0.3
2014 NYA MLB 16 3 5 2 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 .312 .312 .438 .125 .271 0.5 0.1 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 617 0.5429 0.4367 0.7770 0.5821 0.2624 0.8513 0.5811 0.2230
2011 1703 0.5590 0.3987 0.7953 0.5609 0.1931 0.8427 0.6207 0.2032
2013 23 0.5217 0.4348 0.8000 0.6667 0.1818 0.8750 0.5000 0.2000
2014 66 0.5909 0.4091 0.7037 0.4615 0.3333 0.7778 0.5556 0.2963
Career24090.55540.40910.78810.56460.21460.84340.60760.2108

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-18 2014-08-17 Minors 30 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-04-10 2013-10-11 60-DL 184 154 Left Knee Surgery ACL Graft 2013-04-16 -
2013-03-04 2013-03-07 Camp 3 0 Left Hand Contusion - -
2012-03-03 2012-10-12 60-DL 223 162 Left Knee Surgery ACL 2012-03-21 -
2012-02-25 2012-03-07 Camp 11 0 Left Knee Sprain ACL - -
2011-09-22 2011-09-22 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-06-22 2010-07-06 Minors 14 0 Right Groin Strain -
2010-03-09 2010-03-10 Camp 1 0 Right Ankle Soreness -
2009-10-24 2009-11-19 WIN 26 0 Left Ankle Surgery Fracture and Cartilage Damage 2009-10-27
2008-06-03 2008-09-01 Minors 90 0 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2008-07-15

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYA $
2013 OAK $500,000
2012 OAK $485,000
2010 DET $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,385,000
4 yrTotal$1,385,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 46 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 1/29/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by NY Yankees 4/15/14. Released by NY Yankees 7/31/14. Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/9/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 11/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.485M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Detroit 3/11. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Detroit 5/27/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by Detroit 1/27/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/16/10.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Detroit 11/20/09.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2006 (5-142) (VCU). $0.1975M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 371 47 92 20 1 11 48 45 87 5 2 .290 .382 .465 .307 27.1 3B -8 2.1
80o 348 42 82 18 1 10 43 41 84 4 2 .275 .364 .440 .292 20.6 3B -8 1.4
70o 332 39 76 17 1 9 40 37 81 4 2 .264 .351 .421 .282 16.3 3B -7 1.0
60o 318 36 70 15 1 8 37 35 79 4 2 .254 .340 .406 .273 12.9 3B -7 0.6
50o 305 33 65 14 1 8 34 32 77 3 2 .245 .330 .392 .265 9.9 3B -7 0.3
40o 292 31 60 13 1 7 32 30 75 3 2 .237 .319 .377 .256 7.2 3B -6 0.1
30o 278 29 56 12 1 7 30 27 73 3 1 .227 .308 .362 .247 4.4 3B -6 -0.2
20o 262 26 50 11 0 6 27 25 70 3 1 .217 .295 .345 .237 1.6 3B -6 -0.5
10o 239 22 42 9 0 5 23 21 65 2 1 .202 .277 .321 .222 -1.9 3B -5 -0.8
Weighted Mean3113568151836337832.250.335.399.26911.43B -70.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 27% 10% 21% 87%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201530384457818073841954.237.326.360.256-0.26.51.6-0.16.0-0.9-8.7
201631628741252911464681635.230.321.364.254-0.113.42.7-0.414.9-3.8-14.2
201732639761312901566691664.236.327.369.2580.115.72.7-0.614.9-1.4-14.4
201833630711242811260671643.225.316.343.246-0.68.92.8-0.814.9-8.1-14.2
201934633721272811261651582.228.314.346.247-0.69.02.9-0.914.9-7.9-14.3
202035636711252711159661601.226.314.337.243-0.86.63.1-1.114.9-10.3-14.4
202136601681192601258601460.227.311.344.244-0.77.33.0-1.214.9-9.4-13.6
202237617711272901261631470.236.321.357.252-0.311.63.1-1.414.9-5.0-14.0
202338602751312901566661390.251.339.395.2721.123.33.0-1.614.97.0-13.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6.16.812.86.55537.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 84 Jeff Baker 2010 .259
2 83 Mike Fontenot 2009 .244
3 80 Fred Lewis 2010 .254
4 80 Jayson Nix 2012 .240
5 79 Chris Dickerson 2011 .262
6 79 Ben Zobrist 2010 .259
7 79 Travis Ishikawa 2013 .107
8 78 Tyler Greene 2013 .222
9 77 Gabe Gross 2009 .240
10 77 Jeremy Hermida 2013 .000 DNP
11 77 Jack Hannahan 2009 .229
12 77 Will Venable 2012 .278
13 76 Nolan Reimold 2013 .226
14 76 Chris Shelton 2009 .216
15 76 Ryan Church 2008 .277
16 76 Ryan Spilborghs 2009 .242
17 76 David Freese 2012 .290
18 76 John Rodriguez 2007 .000 DNP
19 76 Drew Sutton 2012 .253
20 76 Kelly Johnson 2011 .253
21 76 Roger Bernadina 2013 .196
22 76 George Kottaras 2012 .275
23 76 Chase Utley 2008 .312
24 75 Seth Smith 2012 .281
25 75 Brent Lillibridge 2013 .109
26 75 Ryan Raburn 2010 .272
27 75 Ben Francisco 2011 .270
28 75 David Murphy 2011 .250
29 75 John Baker 2010 .222
30 75 Dick McAuliffe 1969 .310
31 75 Josh Fields 2012 .000 DNP
32 75 Adam Rosales 2012 .234
33 74 Scott Hairston 2009 .272
34 74 Marcus Giles 2007 .230
35 74 Alejandro De Aza 2013 .266
36 74 Ryan Roberts 2010 .212
37 74 Jed Lowrie 2013 .291
38 73 Rickie Weeks 2012 .262
39 73 Steve Pearce 2012 .258
40 73 Ryan Shealy 2009 .000 DNP
41 73 John Mayberry 2013 .252
42 73 Ryan Langerhans 2009 .250
43 73 Matt Downs 2013 .000 DNP
44 73 Wilson Betemit 2011 .273
45 73 Felipe Lopez 2009 .284
46 72 Donnie Murphy 2012 .242
47 72 Nick Green 2008 .000 DNP
48 72 Chris Duncan 2010 .000 DNP
49 72 Scott Moore 2013 .000 DNP
50 72 Dan Uggla 2009 .282
51 72 Luis Terrero 2009 .000 DNP
52 72 Eric Munson 2007 .234
53 72 Brian Bogusevic 2013 .277
54 72 Jesus Guzman 2013 .240
55 72 Josh Willingham 2008 .297
56 71 Delwyn Young 2011 .000 DNP
57 71 Todd Linden 2009 .000 DNP
58 71 Joe Borchard 2008 .000 DNP
59 71 Ron Cey 1977 .286
60 71 Brendan Harris 2010 .177
61 71 Michael Cuddyer 2008 .257
62 71 Elliot Johnson 2013 .208
63 71 Ruben Gotay 2012 .000 DNP
64 71 Hank Thompson 1955 .289
65 71 Jayson Werth 2008 .299
66 71 Xavier Nady 2008 .289
67 71 Chase Headley 2013 .278
68 71 Mark Teahen 2011 .220
69 71 Kevin Randel 2010 .000 DNP
70 71 Howie Kendrick 2013 .290
71 71 Chip Ambres 2009 .000 DNP
72 71 Robert Andino 2013 .186
73 71 Brian Buscher 2010 .000 DNP
74 71 Travis Buck 2013 .000 DNP
75 70 Luke Scott 2007 .277
76 70 Brandon Boggs 2012 .000 DNP
77 70 Landon Powell 2011 .178
78 70 Gaby Sanchez 2013 .290
79 70 Garrett Atkins 2009 .230
80 70 Jim Ray Hart 1971 .314
81 70 Larry Bigbie 2007 .000 DNP
82 70 Michael Morse 2011 .322
83 70 Cliff Pennington 2013 .233
84 70 Bobby Grich 1978 .264
85 70 Rocco Baldelli 2011 .000 DNP
86 70 Chris Young 2013 .247
87 70 Jorge Piedra 2008 .000 DNP
88 70 Ty Wigginton 2007 .269
89 70 Milton Bradley 2007 .332
90 70 Austin Kearns 2009 .226
91 70 Clete Thomas 2013 .228
92 70 Nick Hundley 2013 .251
93 70 Tom Tresh 1968 .248
94 70 J.D. Drew 2005 .330
95 70 Casey McGehee 2012 .242
96 70 Carlos Ruiz 2008 .221
97 70 Chase Lambin 2009 .000 DNP
98 70 Alex Gordon 2013 .277
99 70 Dan Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
100 70 Eric Chavez 2007 .264

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .272 .355 .425 .301
11 vs R (Multi) .218 .312 .365 .253
18 Split (Multi) -.054 -.043 -.060 -.048
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .200 .200 .400 .196
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.021
38 Split (2013) -.200 -.200 -.400 -.216
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The A's acquired Sizemore in exchange for David Purcey in May 2011, and after his strong half-season in green-n-gold, the team penciled him in as the 2012 third baseman. But then the baseball gods continued their assault on people named Sizemore. Scott was eliminated from hot-corner consideration before he could see a pitch, suffering a torn ACL while doing infield drills on the first day of spring-training workouts, and he spent the entire year rehabbing from the injury. The A's are now hoping to use him as an option at multiple infield positions, as Sizemore satisfies the organizational fondness for patience with an ability to dial long distance on occasion. His injury recovery will likely dictate his role on the team.
2012 Acquired from the Tigers for David Purcey, Scott Sizemore quickly became the A’s starting third baseman, playing in 93 games and adding some much needed punch to the lifeless offense. Not a high-contact hitter, Sizemore’s swing features a lot of miss, leading to 93 strikeouts to go along with those 93 games played. But his bat also features some legit pop, sending 11 bombs out of the yard and spraying 21 doubles. Not known for being a glove-man, Sizemore will cash his checks on the back of his offensive production, highlighted by decent power and patience. The 27-year-old is going to get an opportunity to play every day, either turning his offensive tools into a second-division career or proving that his offensive flash was merely a spark.
2011 An advanced hitter with an iffy glove but impressive power for a middle infielder, Sizemore was handed the keys to the keystone out of spring training and promptly backed over the rose bushes, clipped the mailbox, and plowed into a UPS truck. He may have still been recovering from fall ankle surgery, but Sizemore simply had trouble making hard contact, batting .206/.297/.289 through mid-May before being sent down to rediscover his stroke. Sizemore duplicated his impressive 2009 numbers in Toledo, but was never able to re-establish himself in Detroit. The organization believes in his bat and his makeup, however, and he’ll compete with grinder Will Rhymes and fragile Carlos Guillen for the starting job this spring—a competition the club clearly hopes he’ll win.
2010 The Tigers had a well-laid plan to let Polanco go as a free agent (mission accomplished) and give his job to Sizemore, but have to be concerned with how the latter will recover from a broken ankle in the Arizona Fall League. Sizemore is an offense-first second baseman who has hit everywhere he's played, relying on outstanding hand/eye coordination and a quick, compact stroke. He's a doubles machine and should hit 15-20 homers. He plays with a quiet intensity; scouts love his makeup. He only has average speed and can be sloppy on defense, neither of which will be helped by the ankle injury.
2009 An offense-oriented second baseman, Scott Sizemore lost half his season to a broken wrist, and will have to make up for lost time—especially in the field—to have a shot.
2008 An infield tweener, Sizemore is a second baseman by trade, but the Tigers are trying very hard to have him stick at shortstop. They had him play the position in the Arizona Fall League, and he performed passably. A polished hitter without any standout tools, Sizemore is fairly close to a finished product and is most likely going to end up as a good-hitting utilityman, like Raburn.
2007 Drafted out of Virginia Commonwealth with the expectation that he`d be a second baseman, Sizemore was played primarily at shortstop last year. While he wasn`t clumsy out there, he lacks the raw range to project as a big leaguer at the position. As a second baseman, he`ll need to get more out of his bat, but there`s a reasonable chance that he could grow up to be Adam Kennedy.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What should be expected of Jemile Weeks and does he get the job to begin with ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Toughie. I think Scott Sizemore could win the job there. I still believe Weeks could turn into a solid player for the long haul. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see in Scott Sizemore? I’m weighing keeping him as one of my 15 MLB keepers in a 14 team H2H points league. This is not the most exciting keeper choice in the world but I don’t want to be stuck drafting the likes of Brandon Inge again or wasting an early pick on a below average player. 3B is such an ugly position to fill if you don’t have an elite player. Do you see him being materially better than his career line to date (.236/.325/.372, 13 HRs in 156 games)? If not, then he’s just a replacement-level player in my league as the top 3B available in this year’s draft were players like Betemit, Tejada, Encarnacion, Peralta, Freese, Polanco, etc.. Because of his youth, perhaps he’ll continue to improve? Where do you see his near-term ceiling while I wait for the likes of Will Middlebrooks and Cheslor Cuthbert to mature? FWIW, he's battling players like Sands, JD Martinez, Altuve, Brandon Allen and Guerra for that last keeper slot.
(ORWahoo from Oregon)
I like Sizemore, but only in deeper leagues. He just doesn't have enough power or speed to really be an asset in mixed leagues. I think double digit homers and maybe a small handful of steals, but I don't see 20 HR or 10 SB from him next year. And he strikes out a lot, which will cause him to rely on a high BABIP to post a good average, which will be difficult to maintain without great speed. I think decent power without a good average or speed makes him a tough guy to endorse for anything other than an AL-only league play. (Derek Carty)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)With the A's season is over, what offensive players should be brought back? The only ones I definitely bring back are Jemile Weeks and Scott Sizemore.
(Tom from Madison)
Well, Kurt Suzuki isn't going anywhere, Chris Carter will be worth playing, and maybe Daric Barton will have hit his way back to the majors by then. Other than that--I was going to say Cliff Pennington (who was actually Oakland's most valuable player last season, according to WARP), though it would be better if the A's could arrange to bring back his glove and substitute someone else's bat. However, I've just noticed that FRAA seems to hate him this season as much as it loved him in 2010. Anyone noticed any big change in Pennington's play in the field? (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)On a scale of "1 to Bill Bavasi" how bad was the Scott Sizemore trade for the Tigers? A guy who can possibly play for a reliever who had been DFA'd a month prior.
(lemppi from Iowa)
Sizemore was clearly in Leyland's dog house, so they had to get something for him. I don't like the trade, but there were some factors there. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time for Scott Sizemore to play in DET and for Will Rhymes to be "scrappy and gritty" someplace else?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I thought opening day was that time. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc Wanted to know whether you had some opinions as to *why* some of these players haven't developed as some of us had hoped: * BJ Upton * Matt LaPorta * Justin Masterson * Scott Sizemore * Matt Wieters Thanks.
(Phoebus from Mobile)
Upton has just not been able to keep his BABIP and batting averages high enough, but he's had plenty of power when healthy and he's been great on the basepaths. He's also a fantastic defensive player. LaPorta is a curious case, as he was supposedly all better in terms of health and his swing mechanics, but hasn't been able to consistently produce. Masterson pitches in front of a horrible defense and can't get lefties out to save his life. He could deal with the LHB thing if the defense was better, but the combination of the two has just ruined him in 2010. Sizemore has just 143 plate appearances, so let's wait on calling him a disappointment. Wieters was over hyped and has actually performed well for his position and his age, but the power just isn't there yet consistently. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Tigers have enough offense to rise back up from their current swoon or will they have to search for a bat (or two) this summer? Is it worth the cost to attempt to track down the Twins given that Twins seem like a superior team right now? Thank you.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
I think Ryan Raburn needs more playing time, but where they need the most help is up the middle. I think they still have a fine shot at catching the Twins, but it would really help if Scott Sizemore could contribute more offensively. He's been brutal. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)If the Tigers secure Johnny Damon, and perhaps even Felipe Lopez on the cheap, would your opinion on them contending in the AL Central improve "considerably" or just "incrementally"?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It seems like Scott Sizemore is going to be ready sooner rather than later, so I'm not sure Lopez would help. I think adding Damon might help a little, but Ryan Raburn is a pretty good player in his own right. I'm just not sure where Damon would be that big of an upgrade. I think the Tigers have a pretty good shot already, however. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Scott Sizemore - The last 2B prospect I remember getting such high marks on being "scrappy" was Dustin Pedroia. And their minor league numbers aren't mindblowingly different. Any reason why Sizemore can't succeed as Pedroia did?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Because I could pull out 26 guys with that Pedroia profile, and we'd end up with just one Dustin Pedroia. That said, I actually really like Sizemore and think he could hit .270-280 this year with 10-12 home runs and 30 doubles, and that's pretty good. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK - Love it! Any prospects that you have unexplained affinities for?
(iorg34 from Minny)
Todd Frazier, because the bat will play. I find myself hoping Zack Cozart gets taken seriously, given that Paul Janish isn't really a solution, and I'm interested in how Tommy Manzella pans out. It's hard not to like Scott Sizemore and Alex Avila for the Tigers. I'm interested in seeing how Jose Ceda's comeback goes. I think this is the year for Brandon Wood, or at least I hope so. I root for Hank Conger. I'm more fond of Ian Desmond and Shairon Martis than probably makes sense. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looks like Scott Sizemore will get a shot to be Detroit's 2B. I think he has a chance to develop into an impact bat. Overly optimistic?
(rogero from philly)
I think 'impact' is a bit optimistic, but I'm a big Sizemore fan and think he'll be at least as productive as Polanco was. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see either Scott Sizemore or Will Rhymes ever becoming the starting 2B for the Tigers?
(Steve from Detroit)
Neither system sucks, but you are kind of wasting a lot on a 360/PS3 if you don't have HD. Personally I have a PS3 because movies are important to me and the media capabilities were just as important. (Kevin Goldstein)


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