Originally Posted by nate
The point I was trying to make is the small sample size. In 83 PA, I figure a difference between what Heisey did and average is four hits. The difference between average and "eyebrow elevation" is another four hits.
That's life in sports. Players like Heisey, guys without the big reputations, have to take advantage of their opportunities.
He can say, well, 8 more hits and I would have elevated your eyebrows. But the Reds' response is "next time get the 8 more hits."
Reds see a guy who is more helpful and productive off the bench. Playing all the outfield positions on a part time basis. It's up to Chris to disabuse them and MAKE them play him more. Frazier did it. So far, Chris hasn't when he's had the opportunity to play every day.