Originally Posted by Brutus
I'm still not convinced of that. He has a career .768 OPS. The average CF is .730. I don't see any reason he couldn't be an average starter out there on an everyday basis.
He's a career 103 OPS+ guy (95 OPS+ and 100 wRC+ this season) with a 105 wRC+ who plays CF (again, according to objective metrics) at a higher than league average level.
Better than league average bat
Better than league average defense in CF
Better than league average speed
I realize he's not Matt Kemp out there, but he's a damn sight better than anything Drew Stubbs has offered over the past two years.