Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
* Comparing Edwin Encarnacion at the time of the trade to Rolen is laughable. Edwin was a marginally useful hitter and a black hole as a defender.
Edwin: .744 / .831 / .794 / .807 / .729 ~.781 average
Scott: .706 / .887 / .729 / .780 / .823 ~.785 average
This is what I meant by their bats being comparable...that's all. I'm not saying Edwin is equal to Rolen. Rolen is the MUCH better player, teammate, defender and person. But the difference in their bats at the time of the trade was negligible. And one should've been expected to trend upward while the other should've been expected to trend downward going forward.