saxeT1979 wrote:There are several of you laughing at the idea that Tavares could even be in the same realm as Pierre. For you, I say just watch. Tavares is legit and he's not going any where. If anything, he's going to be moved up to leadoff. He's already out producing Pierre from 8th...I can't wait to see what he can do from leadoff.
Laugh all you want, I'll take Willy all season long and we'll see who is laughing at the end of the season.
While it doesn't sound quite as crazy now as it did when this post was created on April 9th....I still don't think he'll be very close to Pierre. Pierre has the ability to hit .320 over 700 ABs in the leadoff spot. Taveras might steal the same amount or maybe even more than Pierre, but they'll hit for similar power and Pierre should have a higher BA. The runs should also be in Pierre's favor too, given that he is in a better lineup and at least at the moment Taveras isn't leading off.
Also, if Taveras slumps he is capable of losing PT, while Pierre isn't.