Re: May 10, Minor League updates
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Francisco offers diversity, but he doesn't really offer an upgrade.
.765 OPS so far. Better than all but 3 or 4 guys on the roster. From everything I've seen, he's a better defender at 3B than Frazier as well. The Reds have other guys who do what Frazier does. They are really short on guys who can hit against RHP. He had an .820 OPS vs RHP last year (limited sample) .753 in 2010 and 1.190 in 21 PAs in 2009. For his career,he's at .829 OPS against RHP in 193 PAs. Seeing how the Reds face a RHP about 135 times per year, have a corpse playing 3B who needs lots of time off and really only hits against lefties anymore and have a roster filled with flawed middling RH power guys who don't hit against RHP, I think that qualifies as an upgrade.
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Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS