NKY Player of the Year 2011

Page 4 of Originally Posted by Clyde Just like there being no dominant team in the 9th this year I've got no clue as to who will be POY. Just like basketball the... 68 comments | 6966 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimeballer View Post
    Way would BA not be a big factor? I agree home runs may not be that important but I don't think Cov Cath field is a monster field as far as home runs go either.
    Looking back on your post of the Cov Cath/ Boone game you made a big point out Reese's home run (325' with about a 20 foot net to carry) so I guess you are now saying it was a cheap home run. I do not believe Boone's field is that small compared to other high school fields that are as old as Boone's.
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    A home run is a home run period . Inside the park or out of the park. Just my Cov Cath opinion.

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    Do not rule out the Lankheit legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimeballer View Post
    Way would BA not be a big factor? I agree home runs may not be that important but I don't think Cov Cath field is a monster field as far as home runs go either.

    In my opinion, again IMO, I like RBI's and OBP to judge a POY by, as they mean more to me than BA. Sure you can have a .400 or better BA but whats it worth if you never knock in a run hitting .400! Now if the young man has a ton of RBI's to go along with that BA then okay but a POY is a young man who wins you games and he does that by knocking in runs.

    So the deepest part of Boone County ball park is what oldtime? Have seen pop ups that go out of the place. Same with St. Marys. CovCath is around 345 power alleys and 380 to the deepest part of the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimeballer View Post
    Looking back on your post of the Cov Cath/ Boone game you made a big point out Reese's home run (325' with about a 20 foot net to carry) so I guess you are now saying it was a cheap home run. I do not believe Boone's field is that small compared to other high school fields that are as old as Boone's.

    And indeed I did as Reese did it against the young man who I thought and maybe will still be the POY this season, but at most HS fields it isn't a HR and it wouldn't have been a HR at CovCath.

    So how old is Boone Field? I played on the CovCath field back in the 60's so it isn't by any means a new location for the Colonels either but it has been improved on over the years by the players, their families and former grads!

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    I do not know the distances for Boone, maybe somone can supply the answer, if not I will check at Boone's next home game that I attend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    And indeed I did as Reese did it against the young man who I thought and maybe will still be the POY this season, but at most HS fields it isn't a HR and it wouldn't have been a HR at CovCath.

    So how old is Boone Field? I played on the CovCath field back in the 60's so it isn't by any means a new location for the Colonels either but it has been improved on over the years by the players, their families and former grads!
    I believe Boone was built in the early 60's (not positive as I did not go there) but I did play sports in 60-61 & 62 and remember regional basketball being played at Boone in the early 60's. Maybe Boone is land locked or maybe the families,grads, or players do not have as much money as CC. Maybe they just don't care I don't know. Yes, I think the young man who was pitching does have a shot at POY, but for me he already is my star and will be no matter if he gets it or not. He will do well for himself in the future, thank you and I'm counting on your vote !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    In my opinion, again IMO, I like RBI's and OBP to judge a POY by, as they mean more to me than BA. Sure you can have a .400 or better BA but whats it worth if you never knock in a run hitting .400! Now if the young man has a ton of RBI's to go along with that BA then okay but a POY is a young man who wins you games and he does that by knocking in runs.
    Not sure I can agree with this TOG. There are guys who are table-setters and whose job is to get on base and let others drive them in. You can hardly fault some kid who hits .400+ with an OBP of .600+ as a leadoff or #2 hitter, but has relatively few RBI's because people at the bottom of the lineup aren't getting on base. RBI's are a result of timely hitting AND having people in front of you get on base. Those people that have done their job - to get on base - deserve as much credit as the ones that drive them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperstown View Post
    Not sure I can agree with this TOG. There are guys who are table-setters and whose job is to get on base and let others drive them in. You can hardly fault some kid who hits .400+ with an OBP of .600+ as a leadoff or #2 hitter, but has relatively few RBI's because people at the bottom of the lineup aren't getting on base. RBI's are a result of timely hitting AND having people in front of you get on base. Those people that have done their job - to get on base - deserve as much credit as the ones that drive them in.
    But how many of them become the MVP or POY? The MVP or the POY in this case are the players who knock in the runs or go yard. The Maile or Farris type of players who not only hit but knock in the runs win the POY? Can you name me the last time a table setter won a POY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoldguy View Post
    But how many of them become the MVP or POY? The MVP or the POY in this case are the players who knock in the runs or go yard. The Maile or Farris type of players who not only hit but knock in the runs win the POY? Can you name me the last time a table setter won a POY?
    No clue and maybe for the sake of this award RBI's trumps OBP, but I'd hate to eliminate some kid with some incredible an BA and OBP simply because he doesn't have the RBI's to compare to the top RBI producers in the area. Farris and Maile are tough to compare with because not only did they have the RBI's, they also had killer BA's and OBP's.

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    ditto those sentiments--US Today had an article this week about the number of college HR's being half of what they were last year. And those kids are much stronger with quicker bat speed. Too bad that the HS game is going to be affected by this change. It's ultimately going hurt pitching quality, as HS hurlers will know that they can be more aggressive in the zone without the risk of giving up the long ball. College hitting stats are way down---especially the number of extra-base hits.
    However, the supporting argument will be made that college-ready HS players will be easier to spot. Guess we'll see CovCath atop the region for many years, as Krump will always be the master of the small ball. Coaches who can't manufacture runs will be chalking up more "L's" than "W's".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    We need to add Jake Lankheit to the POY discussion. He has to be approaching .600 from the plate. Smooth , consistent stroke plus playing better D behind the plate than I imagined.
    Talk about a great kid with a great, unassuming attitude...Jake's the guy! I'm pretty sure he's a Junior. I can't wait to see him play next year. Is he playing for the Colonels again this summer?

    His game has improved dramatically since last year, and he wasn't bad then! It seems as if his confidence has improved greatly and it's paying off offensively as well as defensively. I don't think POY this year, but next year it'll be a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoroughbird View Post
    ditto those sentiments--US Today had an article this week about the number of college HR's being half of what they were last year. And those kids are much stronger with quicker bat speed. Too bad that the HS game is going to be affected by this change. It's ultimately going hurt pitching quality, as HS hurlers will know that they can be more aggressive in the zone without the risk of giving up the long ball. College hitting stats are way down---especially the number of extra-base hits.
    However, the supporting argument will be made that college-ready HS players will be easier to spot. Guess we'll see CovCath atop the region for many years, as Krump will always be the master of the small ball. Coaches who can't manufacture runs will be chalking up more "L's" than "W's".
    I'm confused, wouldn't the change in bats hurt hitting quality more?

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    Just like there being no dominant team in the 9th this year I've got no clue as to who will be POY.

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