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    A star is reborn

    The correlation between Troy Tulowitzki's batting average
    and the Colorado won/loss record is clearly evident.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Troy Tulowitzki's game-winning single in last night's crucial Colorado-Los Angeles Dodgers matchup wasn't the first time he's produced this year, he's been doing it for most of the season.

    Following a slow start, in which he was batting just .198 on May 7th, fantasy owners were wondering why they had drafted the 24-year-old out of Santa Clara, CA.

    After all, it cost a sixth- or seventh-round pick to get the Rockies shortstop (2009 Average Draft Position - 70.6) who had an off year in 2008 (.263 with 8 HR, 46 RBI). But if you stayed with him, you are now being rewarded with a year similar to his rookie campaign in 2006 when he posted a .291 batting average with 24 HR, 99 RBI and scored 104 runs.

    Tulowitzki raised his batting average to .242 in May, .305 in June with seven home runs and .293 in July with seven more homers. Through August 25th, he is batting .322 for the month and his Rockies are as hot as he is. Colorado has won 16 of 23 games this month and closed to within a couple of games of the Western Division leading Dodgers. The correlation between Tulowitzki's batting average and the Colorado won/loss record in clearly evident.

    The Colorado shortstop is useful in all offensive categories, having raised his batting average to .276. He has stolen 15 bases and for the season, has slammed 23 HRs and knocked in 69, while scoring 78 times. He has an OPS of .892, much higher than in 2006 when his .838 OPS helped lead the Rockies to a World Series appearance.

    Obviously, Tulowitzki is owned in almost every league, but I'd still be tempted to make a trade offer for him in keeper leagues as he'll only get better in the coming seasons.

    In the meantime, as Tulowitzki goes, so goes the Rockies.

    Troy Tulowitzki Batting Statistics by Month
    Month Team Record AB R H HR RBI SB AVE SLG OPS
    April 8-12 60 9 12 3 5 1 0.200 0.400 0.724
    May 12-17 99 12 24 2 11 3 0.242 0.394 0.710
    June 21-7 82 19 25 7 15 7 0.305 0.610 1.008
    July 15-11 92 18 27 7 19 3 0.293 0.630 1.014
    August 16-7 87 20 28 4 19 1 0.322 0.598 0.979


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      Watch & Win: Ticket to the Tampa Bay Rowdies

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        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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