Re: Ryan Hanigan
Just curious, but Moeller's only productive season higher than A ball was a 200 AB, .318/.401/.517 in the PCL at age 27.
He's never shown the plate discipline that Hanigan is displaying. The southern league is a big time pitchers league. While he doesn't have much power, walking in 20% of your plate appearances is impressive at any level. He only had about 500 PA at AA prior to this year, not 2 full seasons.
I have no doubts he's not a major league starter, but is he really not deserving of a spot over Chad Moeller who has a proven inability to hit major league pitching (.226/.286/.350)?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.