Originally Posted by mattfeet
Id give Hanigan the start over Hernandez before Id give Janish the start over oCab. Yea, his defense hasn't been stellar, but he HAS been productive offensively for us. I know Janish is hitting at this time, but I still trust oCab's bat a bit more. I am not opposed to spot-starting Janish every 3rd or 4th game though.
I agree with this. I would not be opposed to dropping OCab down to 6th or 7th in the order though. He has been getting the runs in but he has not been scoring any because he doesn't get on base. Over the course of the season I would prefer to see OCab get 400-450 or so AB's and Janish around 200-250 between SS and 3B/2B when needed.
I think the Hanigan/Hernandez platoon is playing as well as we can expect from it right now. It has been about 60/40 split right now. With a line of .333/.470/.455 1 hr, 11 rbi combined it is performing better than any of us could have expected. If you think back to last season when Ramon was hurt and Hanigan caught full time his numbers took a sharp hit. I think it is the best for us to have Hanigan get no more than 50% of the AB's or his production may drop considerably.