Thursday, May 8, 2008

Early Season Baseball Comeback Players

While only a bit over a month into the season, here are a few guys having excellent comeback seasons. I love this award in baseball because so many guys come from years removed back to excellent play. Of course, this is real early for this award since many of these players could wind up hurt or resorting to familiar play.

1. Cliff Lee - After being outcast to AAA last year, Lee has found his control again. He carries an anemic 0.81 ERA, ridiculous 39:2 K:BB ratio, and a 6-0 record.

2. Troy Percival - He currently sports an ERA of 0.00 through 11 IP. He has a 10:1 K:BB ratio and has been responsible for turning a major league worst bullpen to the best. He has only pitched 65 innings in the last two years combined, so it is a good surprise to see his recent success. Many questioned the Rays bringing him in, but he has paid off so far.

3. Joe Crede - After playing in only 47 games last year and seemingly losing his job to Josh Fields, Crede has proven the naysayers wrong about his back. His average has dipped to .252 but who on the Sox is hitting? He does have 7 HR to go along with 23 RBI's. That goes along with still being one of, if not, the best defensive 3B in the game. Take note Kenny Williams.

4. Miguel Tejada - Tejada did have a decent season last year by most player's standards and may not qualify for many. Another thing against him, is the short hitter's park that is Minute Maid. That aside, he is hitting .331 with 5 HR's and 25 RBI's. Many thought his career was nearly over with the steroid and age issues. I have always liked Tejada because he plays hard and seems like a competitor who only wants to win.

5. Jorge Cantu - After a monster '05 season with 28 HR and 117 RBI's, many thought Cantu was primed for an excellent career. He has since disappointed many fantasy owners and practically fell of the face of baseball Earth. The former Ray may have resurrected his career with the Marlins. He is recently slumping and this may have just been an early fluke. Nonetheless, he has remade himself as a solid third baseman and is hitting .273 with 4 HR's and 12 RBI's. His big knock is the high strikeout count.

A few others: Joe Mauer (did play in 109 games last year but was not dominant after returning), JD Drew (16 RBI's), Duchscherer (back to dominant setup form), Rafael Furcal - (just realized he should be higher on this list but do not feel like re-arranging....hittting .366 5 HR's, 16 RBI's and 8 SB's.

Get excited as Rich Harden has been brought back. Is Prior next?


oakleyses said...

louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet, air max, longchamp handbags, rolex watches, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton handbags, ray ban sunglasses, uggs, prada outlet, air max, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses cheap, louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike shoes, longchamp handbags, ugg outlet, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, gucci outlet, chanel handbags, cheap uggs, replica watches, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, tiffany and co, prada handbags, polo ralph lauren, oakley sunglasses

oakleyses said...

sac burberry, louboutin, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors uk, oakley pas cher, sac hermes, ralph lauren, coach outlet store online, air max, north face, true religion jeans, true religion outlet, mulberry, coach factory outlet, lululemon outlet online, ray ban pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, timberland, air max pas cher, nike free pas cher, nike blazer, polo ralph lauren, air max, hollister, north face, longchamp, true religion outlet, nike air max, coach outlet, sac guess, air jordan, polo lacoste, converse pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, new balance pas cher, michael kors, michael kors outlet, vanessa bruno, vans pas cher, kate spade handbags, hollister, michael kors pas cher, hogan outlet, nike roshe run pas cher, nike air force, nike roshe, true religion jeans, nike tn, coach purses

oakleyses said...

babyliss pro, iphone 6 plus cases, giuseppe zanotti, mont blanc, mac cosmetics, ferragamo shoes, wedding dresses, lululemon outlet, herve leger, iphone 6 cases, ghd, beats by dre, timberland boots, nfl jerseys, iphone 5s cases, oakley, north face jackets, instyler, north face outlet, new balance shoes, air max, soccer jerseys, bottega veneta, celine handbags, hollister, louboutin, hollister clothing store, baseball bats, soccer shoes, vans shoes, iphone 6s plus cases, nike huaraches, jimmy choo outlet, nike trainers, reebok outlet, valentino shoes, ipad cases, ralph lauren, s6 case, iphone 6s cases, asics running shoes, mcm handbags, insanity workout, nike roshe run, abercrombie and fitch, chi flat iron, birkin bag, p90x, longchamp

oakleyses said...

canada goose, barbour, moncler, ugg, canada goose, swarovski, toms shoes, moncler, swarovski crystal, juicy couture, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, abercrombie, sac lancel, pandora jewelry, rolex watches, sac louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, converse shoes, ugg pas cher, barbour, canada goose, canada goose uk, marc jacobs, links of london, hollister, canada goose, wedding dresses, coach outlet store online, canada goose, ugg, doke gabbana, moncler, gucci, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, karen millen, converse, pandora charms, moncler outlet, ugg boots, sac louis vuitton, moncler, moncler, moncler, moncler, montre homme, ray ban, canada goose jackets, pandora jewelry, air max, vans, louis vuitton uk

abc xyz said...

Nice Article
Visit My Blog Dapoer Android
How To Make Android Support OTG
Paket murah indosat 10,3GB Rp10.000

Jasa Catering Surabaya said...

Nice Post !!!

Do you need catering services?

Visit my blog Jasa Catering Surabaya

Catering Harian Kantor
Catering Harian Rantangan
Menu Catering
Nasi Tumpeng Komplit
Nasi Kotak Surabaya
Snack Box
Aneka Kue Basah
Nasi Kotak 7 Bulan
Nasi Bungkus
Catering Nasi Kotak
Catering Prasmanan
Daftar Harga Kue Basah
Nasi Campur Bungkus
Daftar Menu Catering Harian
Call/SMS/WA : 082140950880 Pin BBM : D18A8AF5

jerawat di wajah said...

Nice Article.. good... I like it..

cara menghilangkan jerawat di wajah

Anonymous said...

Nice article.. thanks your share

Forex Indonesia

Alissya Angel said...

Game Android

Nice Article (y) .. I like your article

Anonymous said...

Very good website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
here is my website....good acne cure