Re: Payroll, Priorities, and Planning
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Depends what you are expecting from Dickerson and Hanigan. Personally, here is what I feel each is likely to give you next year.
Hanigan - 400AB - .280/.350/.400
Dickerson - 450 AB - .260/.350/.435
Dickerson gets platooned versus lefties and shows some success against right handers while patrolling centerfield for the Reds most of the year.
Hanigan gets most of the catcher time and provides solid hitter with a little power. He also brings good defense to the table.
Is that really wishcasting with those two?
Considering Hannigan hasn't seen that many at bats in four years...yeah I think that's a stretch that he's gonna be able to do that at the major league level. He might slug that, but it would be a park artifact. Getting on base has always been his game so I want to see another 200 at bats before I get real excited. [FWIW Hanigan once signed a ball for one of my kids so he's one of those guys that I want to see succeed]
I think Dickerson is certainly capable of that, but yeah, I think counting on both these guys doing that while starting at major leaguers is at the edge of wishcasting. It certainly is better than handing the starting job to Norris Hopper, but just because they've got options, doesn't make them a player or two away from contending. They need more/better talent at several slots on the 40 man roster.
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