Originally Posted by alett12
Tell me. When Keppinger was a Red and starting at short, Did you havea any problem with his defense? I know i didn't and personally if Janish could hit .260 i would say start him but he can't and i'm not sure with the way the game is anymore if you can afford to have someone who doesn't hit .250 starting no matter how good of defense they can play.
I did, although his first year when he only played a third of the games or so, he was hitting more than well enough to justify him there with Phillips at 2B and Encarnacion on the verge of breaking out at 3B (although we know now how that turned out). When he was the full-time shortstop in '08, not only was he an extremely limited fielder, he couldn't hit. He's been a mostly below-average hitter since then, and nobody even plays him at short anymore. He's a second baseman.