Originally Posted by jojo
He's going to be a below average major league bat-I thinks that's a pretty likely outcome. The question is does his defense and speed-related activities make up for it when everything is added up at the end of the day.
His upside is "yes they do" and as a result he looks something like an average major leaguer.
Taveras is meh to bleh.
That assessment and Ltlabner's solid summery is far better than what I expected out of him. I really saw him as a huge liability, not as horrific as Patterson and his .238 OBP, but definitely as someone who could be even near major league average on offense. And in the leadoff spot, a huge drag on the offense.
I am happily surprised and just hope he can stay as average as he has been, because I really don't think he can be much better than that, but definitely much worse.