Originally Posted by dougdirt
Yes, defensive metrics have him as a little below average in right. That means a lot below average in center.
Bad defense in CF is going to mean for a worse pitching staff. More pitches, less innings, more bullpen work going to the lesser arms and more work overall for everyone, making the bullpen worse as a whole.
Well, I certainly haven't seen him as below average in right. I've seen him as above average in right. Well above average.
If this deal goes through, I think I'd personally prefer to see Jay in center and Choo in right. But they've both got the speed and arm for either. And they've both had experience in the minors at both slots as well. If we had a big outfield, I'd be more concerned. But lets be honest, we've got a pretty small outfield. I'm a defensive junkie, I live and breathe for defensive stalwarts, and if I'm fine with Choo...that's saying something IMO.