Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
OPS is a good stat, but if he has an average OPS and is a top-five defensive second baseman, I feel comfortable saying he's one of the best second basemen in the league. Also, he's been very durable, and I think that's worth something.
PuffyPig said he had two good years with the bat. That's all I was responding to. His durability and defense are certainly plusses. I'm just not a big fan of his on-base skills. His power certainly was nice last year. We'll see if he can keep it up.