Yoda wrote: thedude wrote:
I think even BJ is a stretch knowing that he has been playing hurt all season.
Well Jacoby's nasty wrist injury in June has been hurting his production for the last couple of months.
Yeah I'm sure that his wrist injury has a lot to do with his lack of running.
Can't run if you can't get on base...
I think the article raises a very valid point about Ellsbury's hitting approach. He often looks overmatched at the plate and he tends to swing at just about everything. I think if he can refine his hitting and continue to develop - let's not forget that this is a young kid here who was put on the fast track to the Show - he will have more value in the longterm and maybe be more of an Ichiro-like player instead of Pierre. I don't think he's ever going to be a .330-.340 hitter but if he can flirt with .300-.310 regularly, show better plate discipline and raise hell on the basepaths while playing gold glove caliber defense in CF, I'll take it.
Of course, in this situation, I think he is one of those players who will be more valuable in real life than he will in fantasy circles...