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Postby Maris09 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:55 am

His glove is best suited for the corner outfield, but LaRatard has show the willingness to use him a 2B (earlier in the year) and now a little in CF.
He didn't look great at 2B and usually gets removed after 3 AB for a defensive replacement. I guess he could get 4-5 games a week between CF, 2B, and spotting the two corner outfield spots. Earlier in the year when Freese was out they put Craig in right, Berkman at 1B, and Pujols at 3B. He might be able to sneak another few starts in that way if/when Freese needs a day off. Pujols owners would love that, as 1 more start gives Pujols 3B elig (in Yahoo at least).

From what I've noticed LaRussa is very hesitant to put him at 2B, especially with any kind of ground ball pitcher on the mound. Guess he figures it's not worth the tradeoff.
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Postby clevername » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:26 am

but he thinks it's worth putting Schumaker at 2nd and Theriot at short? Don't expect LaRussa to make sense.
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Postby rotoquest » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:19 am

He is not playing 2nd base anymore because the injury that he sustained to his kneecap earlier this year is still nagging him. He will probably only split time with jay, and play the corners when when berkman is out or playing 1st while pujols takes a break.
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Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:40 am

even the times when he does start, he usually doesn't finish the game because he is replaced for better defense at whatever position he is playing. so when he plays, maybe he gets 3 AB a game.
he has the potential for some nice offense, but I would think unless you're in a really deep league there are probably better options.
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