He usually has a good OBA, which is .359 for his career. 2003 was bad, but overall he's been OK and has proven himself to be a .350 OBA guy. Not great, but Monroe, his main competition IMO had a career high .337 OBA last year. And Monroe's not even proven - which was my point about Higginson. Monroe does have a better OPS but he's also only played 2 part seasons. You can't just look at BA either, where Higginson is lacking; his BA was 50 points lower than Monroe, but his OBA was 20 points higher. Not making outs is a pretty big deal. His BA was also 30 points lower than his career average; I wouldn't expect it to stay that low.
Higginson isn't great, but he's around as good as Monroe, and you know what to expect, plus he makes about $11M more so I really doubt he'll sit on the bench while Monroe starts.
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