BitterDodgerFan wrote:the problem is he goes on a crazy hot streak and when he cools down, its quick and those who pick him too late up are wondering why he isnt performing. also, because he isnt very good against righties, he platoons with davannon and sits a lot of games. i guess if you have a spot, you can spot start him against lefties.
He absolutely destroys lefties. He has been hitting pretty well against righties this year, too. .271-9-24 in 170 ABs.
He also showed this ability with Oakland in 2003 and 2004. He stole 17 bases with the A's. (That must be some Billy Beane-era record.) Last year, he was swapped all around the league.
I'd say .290-80-25-70-20 is not outlandish.