Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
You can make a strong case that Wilson Valdez has been the worst player in the major leagues this season. He has the lowest OPS of any player with 150+ plate appearances in baseball. Miguel Cairo is 3rd worst. I wouldn't rely on those guys in the postseason for even the most minor roles. Even the rawest, freshest, youngest rookies like Gregorius and HRod are big upgrades over those two sub-replacement veterans.
Completely agree. Just because Valdez has been part of a great team this year does not mean that he has done anything to contribute to it. Now, I don't know about how much Valdez has contributed to the lockerroom or any of the stuff that is behind close doors, but there is absolutely no reason that Wilson Valdez should be on the playoff roster over Didi Gregorious for his batting or defensive abilities. Didi has him beat in both places.