Originally Posted by Benihana
I think of H-Rod as a switch-hitting Edwin Encarnacion with maybe slightly less power: similar numbers, similar defensive questions, similar attitude issues. Is that wrong?
I think it is very wrong. Edwin had a lot more power than H-Rod will ever have. Not really the same kind of defensive questions. Edwin had strong defensive tools, but his arm slot was a problem that he struggled to correct. H-Rod doesn't really have good defensive tools, though they aren't bad. His problem has been a lack of effort in the past, or a lack of concentration.