v LHP - .254/.376/.563 - .940
v RHP - .301/.362/.485 - .847
v LHP - .305/.355/.524 - .879
v RHP - .321/.382/.494 - .875
Of those 2, why would one be an option in left and not the other?
Last edited by GOYA; 06-13-2011 at 07:53 PM.
Why have a guy on the bench who can only play 1B with any effectiveness at the Major League level? Do you put him out there in Left Field when a pitcher at the GAB needs every bit of help he can get on Defense?
Alonso gets as long as he needs at AAA to learn to play Left Field "OR" until he gets traded to another organization.
In the meantime, others, like Frazier, Hermida, etc., should be promoted before him to the REDS' big-league club. He gets the September call-up, obviously, if he is still a RED, but I can't see a reason to put him on that bench, when a guy like Frazier can play 3 or 4 positions off of the bench.
Fine routes? I know he's got the foot speed and the arm for left. It's mainly the route taking that's really up in the air I'd think.
Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!
Honestly, this whole thread is very confusing. Multiple people seem to have seen Alonso play a bunch of games in left. Some say he would be just below adequate (probably around Gomes) while others who have watched the same guy play left say it's beyond terrible. And all these posters are ones that I generally trust. I really don't know what to think.
The bottom-line is that he's hitting as expected and is showing why he was drafted where he was while at the same time raising the value of his trade ability.
Last edited by Kingspoint; 06-14-2011 at 02:05 AM.
Is Alonso capable of making this play that Gomes made?