Re: Who plays CF in 2014?
I think that Billy Hamilton will start Opening Day in CF in 2014 and that's how it should be. A lot of posters are down on Billy's OBP in AAA this year and his yearly stats of .256/.306/.651 don't scream confidence I know. However, before this year he never had a full season with lower than a .340 OBP or .278 BA. The fact that he hit 30 points higher over the second half of year shows improvement and adjusting to the better competition.
There's a lot of player comparisons to Hamilton that I don't think are fair at this point. He's got world class speed, has shown the ability to adjust seamlessly from SS to CF, has several years of showing adaptability and being receptive to instruction. Those are traits not of journeymen like Taveras, Patterson, Stubbs, etc. These are elements of a future successful big leaguer. FWIW, I think he'll be a hybrid of Vince Coleman & Michael Bourn; a player I'm fully happy to roll with next year.