Originally Posted by SidneySlicker
Because he's proven in his career that he has the ability to be an elite batter. Todd Frazier has never done such. If you are going to have the choice of two players coming off of similar seasons, it only seems logical to choose the one who's shown the offensive ability to be a two time all star in his career over one who's been ordinary to below average. You can't seriously tell me that you base your opinions of a player on one season.
In 2012, Jay Bruce had an .841 OPS. Frazier's was .829. just sayin'
So, Sandoval can turn the clock back three years on his 262 POUND FRAME and be a .900+ OPS bat and suddenly be a plus defender again, but Frazier cannot post a .800+ OPS that he is one year removed from, where he likely may have been pressing a little due to the fact that he's replacing a future HOF 3B in Rolen, while still being a plus defender?
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”