Originally Posted by TRF
He's actually not better. He's not better defensively, and the bats are probably equal.
Which makes Janish the better player.
Janish isn't Barry Larkin, and we don't need him to be. He's not the starter. But getting Wilson Valdez is a waste of a roster spot.
No, the bats are not "probably equal." Valdez is the better hitter. Not by a ton, but he's clearly better.
Janish is better defensively, I will give him that. But Valdez is no slouch defensively.
He's also going to give you around a .300 OBP, which is far better than anything Janish will produce. Not only is Janish a complete punch-and-Judy hitter, he hardly ever walks. So, his paltry batting average is roughly the same as his paltry OBP.
Again, no one is saying that Valdez is good. Only that he's better than Paul Janish. I'm sure Walt Jocketty agrees Valdez is better than Janish, or he wouldn't have made the move.