Neato Torpedo wrote:-19.2 career UZR/150 -87.6 UZR since his 2004 debut, second to worst in that span
Is that in the OF? What if he's playing 1B?
Positive UZR actually but it's only a 70-inning sample size. Can't imagine someone who's that bad in the OF would be a positive contribution at any position, even 1B, like Dunn, whose fielding is worse at 1B than in the OF. There's going to be a lot of hard grounders to field, and Hawpe's major damage in the OF is reaction time and good routes. His only strength is his plus arm, which is barely a factor at 1B.
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thejusman1 wrote:Putting defensive metrics aside, I like it for the Padres. They definitely needed to fill the Grand Canyon-sized hole at 1B with a solid bat, and they do so with Hawpe.
Hawpe is a solid bat? Dude, has a career 95 OPS+ on the road. I don't know how well Petco is going to treat him.
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's