Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Giving away runs on defense? With Sandoval, who is a positive defender for his career?
Unfortunately, his historical performance is only relevant insofar as it helps us project his future. He has had exactly one notably above average year, 2011. His most recent year, he was slightly below average. As we've discussed, he is a large man. He is quite unlikely to get better.
If the case for Sandoval is predicated on him being Todd Frazier's equal as a defender in 2014, it's hardly a case at all.