Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Goose Joak Cards, Day 2

Well it's day two and here are four more of my cards for the Goose Joak card set.

Milwaukee Brewers:

JJ Hardy

J.J. Hardy, drafted in 2005 by the Brewers, is a fan favorite. In 2008 he batted .283, with 2 stolen bases, 24 home runs, and 74 RBIs. He is a sound defensive player with a strong arm, however he tends to make too many errors. He is an intense player who goes through hitting streaks and slumps. No matter what, he is always fun to watch!

Corey Hart

Power, speed and tattoos, the three things that Corey Hart is known for on the field. He "hits like Mays and runs like Hays." At 6'6" Hart is the fastest runner on the Brewers team. In 2008 he hit average is .286, with 16 homeruns , 60 RBI's , and 15 stolen bases. It was not Hart's best year, he is likely to rebound in 2009 and be more around a 20-20 player.

Toronto Blue Jays:

Dustin McGowan

McGowan is one of those pitchers that is just fun to watch. Unfortunately what makes him fun to watch also makes him vulnerable, with his high kick delivery making him susceptible to base-stealers. McGowan's fast ball can reach up to 98 mph. In July 2008 he had season ending shoulder surgery. It is projected that McGowan could one day be the Blue Jays ace.

Vernon Wells

Normally I like to talk about the players, and I will...but first I wanted to talk about this photo. Wells is primarily known for his power and his cards usually capture this. I decided to take a different direction and use a picture of him sitting, after being tagged out at home plate. I also try to use photos that are positive for the players, not showing them being tagged out or striking out, however, I thought this was just fun.

In 2008 Wells batted batted .300 with 20 home runs and 78 RBIs in 108 games, however he missed 58 games in 2008. In an attempt to avoid injury this season Wells hired a personal trainer, lost fat and gained muscle, however, he injured his hamstring during spring training 2009. Hopefully this year will see Wells healthy. When healthy he is capable of 30+ homeruns

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