Originally Posted by sabometrics
Hanigan should be getting at least a slight majority of the starts, to me that is a no brainer. With the way he plays defense and his hot bat I cannot understand why he should sit in the backup role much longer. Let Ramon catch for Cueto and get the starts when you play a day game after a night game. Play Ryan in all other situations until he cools off.
Janish however I like in his current role. O-Cab hasn't been bad enough with the glove and the bat to warrant a switch. Unlike Hanigan, who has shown he can get on base as well as play the field over an extended period of time, Janish's recent success doesn't seem like anything other than a mirage right now. We've been lucky to get this sort of production out of him thus far, but it would be a rash move to start him regularly.
It looks like Hanigan is going to get more and more starts, I like the way Dusty is handling it though. He is gradually working Hanigan in more and more. With continued success at the plate, I think we will see Hanigan take over the main duties by the end of May, but until then its probably going to be about a 50/50 split, but Dusty did surprise me with the lineup change tonight, so who knows? He as least has to stay in night in and out to ride his ridiculous hot wave.