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He'll hit 40 HR..................
No he wont.
 

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He's got the signs...Why won't he?
Trust me on this one.



He wont hit 40 homeruns this year.



maybe in the 30s...not 40.
 

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Yea he will hit about 32-27 homers for sure no lower than 32...
I think you mean 32-37 homers. :D
 

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Just because a guy hits a home run in his first game means he'll hit 40? Not quite. While Matsui has a reputation in Japan for being a home run hitter, baseball is different here than there- the balls are different sizes, the level of pitching is different... Mike Redmond had three hits with a home run in his major league debut. Does that mean he was going to be a power hitter? No. It is simply part of the "normal curve"- over time, according to probability, what is supposed to happen does happen. He only got one more homer that season. I do believe Matsui has the power to be a great hitter, both for contact and home runs, though you can't expect that immediately.
 

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Just because a guy hits a home run in his first game means he'll hit 40?
WE never said that. We are predicting those homers because of his past. He has tremendous power and contact. He was the best homerun hitter right now in japan and was tearing up that league so he came here for some competition....
 

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Just because Ichiro did it, does not mean every other player will do it.



What power hitter playing in Japan has translated that success into MLB success?


I can think of one.


Big Daddy.



You name me another couple.
 

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There haven't been, in my memory, any power hitting players from Japan coming to US in recent years, so there is really nobody to compare him to...
 

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There have been numerous players who have had success in Japan hitting the baseball who have then gone on to make a run or another run at MLB.



They just were not Japanese.
 

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Look at ichiro...he was like the best contact hitter over there and here he was the best in 2001...thats another example even though it is not homers...
 

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I am looking for homerun hitters....



Not contact hitters....



Two different species.
 

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Exactly.

Burnitz=Power

Castillio=Contact

Bonds=Both
We are talking about power hitter in japan JC. :plain
 

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