Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank
Well, he's Dusty's kind of leadoff hitter. Can't get on base
Well for a poor as he hit he gets on at at a good clip. He had a .181 average but a .262 OBP. Valdez had a .206 BA but just a .236 OBP and Cairo's .187 came with a .212 OBP. Also with a much higher average Stubbs's .277 and Cozart's .288 wasn't far off.
I think he could be inline for a massive bounce back to crazy low BABIP the last two year. His luck totally vanished falling to .215 and .237 the last two years and with any spike in BA and his OBP will jump quick. But what makes it so appealing is we know he rock bottom with no luck whatsoever is better than what we had 2 of and still won the division. Plus he has better speed and if we get hit with injury he can play all the postilions and also is cheaper than anyone else we can get helping improve in other areas.
If we got lucky and he had the Ludwick type bounce back to his just under his .291 BA and .363 OBP Angels days then we could start printing up some 2013 playoff tickets with him potentially getting PT all over the field getting on for the big bats.
I hope Walt has already or plans to get in contact with his camp as we're a very good fit for him. Winning team, hitters park and tons of potential AB with several positions not held down by proven players.