Re: Reds Postseason Roster: Spot #24
.219 SLG (worst in the major leagues*)
.448 OPS (worst in the major leagues*)
.203 wOBA (2nd-worst in the major leagues*)
-1.2 WAR (5th worst in the major leagues*)
If you voted for him I question your sanity. Maybe some people don't realize just how truly awful he has played this year? I don't care how much experience he has. He has plenty of experience being a terrible player. Even his fielding is bad. He is a huge liability. The Reds have better options as the back-up shortstop (Gregorius, Frazier, Hamilton). Valdez doesn't need to be on the active roster to share his leadership and "clubhouse presence". He broke into the major leagues way back in 2004 and has accumulated a whopping 0.5 WAR in all that time. He is a sub-replacement player -- even a sub-AAA player.
I am sure the Reds will carry his carcass on the postseason roster, presumably out of some sort of twisted loyalty to the major leagues' worst player. Valdez and Cairo will be huge deficiencies for the Reds compared to the other playoff teams' benches. Those guys are worse than dead weight, especially when you have superior players that will be left off the roster because they are young.
Cozart is going to start every game. Valdez will be nothing more than an emergency shortstop and atrocious pinch hitter in the playoffs. The Reds would be better off carrying someone that can get a hit off the bench and use Frazier at shortstop in an emergency or Gregorius if he takes Valdez's place.
*minimum 150 PA