Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I'm not sure how impressive his debut really was.
He had 38 PA, zero walks.
A .345 BABIP and a 20% HR/FB rate indicates his low .800's OPS was not sustainable on that basis.
Now it was 38 PA, so it really means little in any event.
His minor league stats indicate he should be a servicable major league SS, but not much else.
With him coming off a serious injury, I think we needed more than one option.
The problem as I see it is that if Cozart fails or sustains a long-term injury, neither Janish or Valdez are decent options - if this club plans on contending.
Depth is nice, but if the Reds need to rely on this depth more than occasionally then they are probably in trouble.