Originally Posted by dougdirt
Here is what we know.... Joey Votto has over a third of a season's experience in playing left field. Joey Votto is faster than Yonder Alonso is. Joey Votto has a better arm than Yonder Alonso does. All of those suggests that Joey Votto would make a much better left fielder than Yonder Alonso will. We also know what Yonder Alonso is an average first baseman in the minors and that is likely to transfer forward to the majors.
I'm not comapring the two as players by any stretch, but would you move Pujols back to LF (assuming Holliday wasn't there and there was a need) for Alonso?