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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Team Focus: The Potent offense of the Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers, this year's "Cinderella team", have shown that they possess one of the most potent offenses in the majors, leading all teams in home runs, with 160. As a team, they're hitting a HR every 25.36 at-bats. How many teams have 5 players who, at this point in the season, combining for 115 HR? None. Of course the players I'm talking about are Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, J.J. Hardy, Corey Hart & Geoff Jenkins. Together, they're hitting a HR every 16.03 at-bats.

The only other teams with 5 players hitting over 100 home runs are the Reds (109), Phillies (107), Yankees (101) and Marlins (101).

Fielder & Braun have already caught hobby fire, Jenkins had some time in the limelight several years ago but lacks any desirable RC's, and I consider Hart a risky investment. Hardy is probably the best deal for collectors/investors to buy into right now. I like his 02 UD USA Auto #'d 375, which averaged in the $60+ TAC range in June, but has fallen since to the $25-30 range now. Prime time to buy!

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