Re: Yonder Alonso
I agree with Spitball, of the 8 playoff teams, the lowest OPS+ was 102 for the starting 1st baseman and the average of all eight was 124. While it's true that you can pretty much get anyone to play first base, it seems like having "just anyone" and an "elite level" first baseman may be the difference between playoffs and not. (For my survey I used Cuddyer for the Twins because he logged the most at bats, and Moreland for the Rangers because Smoak was traded away.)
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