Originally Posted by dougdirt
I too am interested to see where he goes to start the year. Hamilton, Phipps and Perez are going to be in Louisville. Then you have Fellhauer, who did everything he could in AA last year and then LaMarre who, while having an injury, didn't do much at the plate.
I keep hearing about how he struggled at the plate, but IMO he didn't do all that bad. He's never going to be a slugger, but he showed a very good understanding of how to get on base even when he is struggling. His OBP was nearly 100 points higher than his batting average and has been in the 350 range at almost every stop he has made in the minors. Sure, it would be nice if he could slug 400-425 but even if he doesn't, his mix of up-the-middle defense, baserunning, and OBP make him a very useful player.