Originally Posted by tixe
I had thought that Valdez wasn't very good, so i looked up his numbers. I was overrating him. Can this guy even out hit Janish?
Probably, but not by much. I honestly think that in a limited role, Janish would hit better. Not the .727 ops from 2 years ago, but not the abysmal one he put up last season. The difference for me is defensively. Valdez isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but he's not as good as Paul with the glove. The fact that he can also play the outfield certainly gives him a big edge over Paul.
Now if there really are some concerns about Cozart's health, then this makes a ton of sense. If not, he's a slightly better bench option than Janish. But enough to lose Horst? I don't think so. Jeremy's been better than many realize IMO.