Hopper brings nothing to the team. His routes in the OF make Freel look like a gold glover. His speed isn't much better than average, as shown by his historically below average stolen base rates. He has no power to speak of, and Freel can do everything Hopper can as well as passably playing two infield positions.
I still don't understand why everyone associated with the Reds loves Hopper so much (especially the Brennamans). He is a AAA player. Having him available just adds the possibility of stupidity, and true to form Baker has double switched him into the game for Dunn on multiple occasions. I'd rather go back to the Narronian rosters of 12 pitchers and 3 catchers, and I couldn't stand those. Hopper on the major league roster is more conducive to losing than winning.
This bench is an out-and-out embarrassment, and I won't start on Castro.