1 less AB is a big deal - before you were getting 4 ABs a game, and now you're getting 3 (or 5 vs 4). That's a quarter of your production gone, right there, and that's a big deal for anyone. All of a sudden, the argument that he plays every day doesn't work, because catchers who hit up the order will get more ABs than him anyway. I wouldn't be glossing over this if I were an Inge owner.
To answer your question, I would take Kendall and Pierzynski over Inge, but I would have before the demotion as well.