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Thread: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    Behind the plate
    Yadier Molina - .214AVG/.271OBP/.301SLG in 191PA
    I want to cut Molina some slack. Catchers have the toughest defensive spot on the field, so the beauty of good hitting/good fielding catchers is something to behold when you see it. And someone has to be last in the majors. But Molina wins this spot going away. A .600OPS is just downright awful, and every major league everyday catcher but Yadier has managed to reach that mark in 2006. Maybe it's something that Tony LaRussa puts in the water that prevents his catchers from hitting, as Mike Matheny had this spot reserved for the better part of a decade.
    In the team photo
    Mike Matheny (.231AVG/.276OBP/.338SLG in 177PA)
    Rod Barajas (.256AVG/.293OBP/.390SLG in 185PA)
    I think your top 2 catchers might be the best two defensive catchers in the game. Maybe this should be retitled the all-awful offensive players.

    Also, Niefi Perez doesn't qualify, but he is close. .208/.224/.292. Those numbers are inflated too because he just played the reds. He has also been pretty bad in the field as well.

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51
    I think your top 2 catchers might be the best two defensive catchers in the game. Maybe this should be retitled the all-awful offensive players.

    Also, Niefi Perez doesn't qualify, but he is close. .208/.224/.292. Those numbers are inflated too because he just played the reds. He has also been pretty bad in the field as well.
    Since the year 2000, there has been exactly two guys who finished the season with 300PA and less than a .580 OPS -
    Einer Diaz and Chad Moller - and both barely got over the 300PA mark because they were backups. Molina is the Cards starter and every day catcher. The only guy this season who had 100 plate appearances as a back up is Molina's brother Jose.

    Being a good defensive catcher and a good hitter shouldn't be two mutual exclusive concepts.

    Is it harder to be a good hitting catcher? Heck yeah it is.

    But sorry, you don't get a pass to be a offensive black hole of massive proportions, no matter how good your defense is.

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    Quote Originally Posted by butlerbulldogs
    MVP-2b Brandon Phillips
    you also got Dan Uggla there too

    talk about major surprises
    woo woo woo, you know it

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    In defense of Pierre and Taveras, I can't believe I'm defending either one of them, but they are 2 of the best defensive CF in the game. If they batted 8th, it wouldn't be so bad.
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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    In defense of Pierre and Taveras, I can't believe I'm defending either one of them, but they are 2 of the best defensive CF in the game. If they batted 8th, it wouldn't be so bad.
    Taveras I haven't seen a whole lot of.

    Pierre, on the other hand, I've seen enough of to say that he's pretty bad. He has the speed to flag down some of the longer flyballs, but his judgment is really bad. I've seen him make some really bad reads on flyballs that resulted in basehits this season. One of his worst qualities is how he takes away good throwing angles from the corner OFs by cutting off his own men, then turning around and making an awkward throw back to the infield.

    Plus his arm is hilariously bad. I think half of the people on this board could make better throws than him. It is humanly impossible for him to get the ball into the infield on the fly.

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    Pierre is a LF pretending to be a CF
    Go Gators!

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    Re: The All-Awful Team - The Worst Everyday Players in the majors

    What happened to Richie Sexson!!
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