Snakes Gould wrote:
RynMan wrote:And why is he hitting 3rd for the Brewers? This isn't the first time this season. Who is this guy?
hes a 32 yr old rookie for the brewers. hes a good contact hitter vs lefties, not a lot of power and doesnt offer much defensively.
Although he may still be classified as a rookie, he did log 30-some odd ABs with Florida in 2005, and then another 76 last year with Milwaukee, plus a lot in Japan. A back injury forced him to retire some time ago, but he made a comeback. His minor league numbers last year for Nashville were very good (.317/.405/.605, 20 HR in 319 AB), and those numbers (plus a brief, successful stint in Milwaukee last year) lent themselves to a very generous PECOTA projection for this year (.286/.375/.500, 18 HR in 467 PA). He's yet to demonstrate that kind of HR power for Milwaukee, but he has good gap to gap doubles power and a fantastic approach at the plate. Quite honestly, I wish he'd start eating up some of Bill Hall's ABs, but I doubt it will happen.