Originally Posted by Steve4192
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.
Sure. As I said, I voted for him because with everything else he brings to the table, his bat only needs to be "meh" for him to be of value, maybe even as a starter somewhere. But I am not sure his bat exactly earned him a promotion to AAA either. Especially at the expense of a guy like Fellhauer, who while not the defender that LaMarre is, is still a good defender and his bat absolutely earned a promotion. It will be interesting to see how the rosters shake out.