DVauthrin wrote:pierre is his best hope, but he's not as refined as pierre in making contact as frequently. taveras is a strong defensive centerfielder which gathright isn't.(more like pierre in that regard).
I only was pointing out why he has let you and other owners and organizations down repeatedly and why I wouldn't bet on him personally, esp with dejesus in CF in KC.
Pierre doesn't exactly make contact alot. He batted .276 two years ago and then pushed it to .292 last year, but this year is hitting .269. I wouldn't be surprised to see him under .300. Not too mention his OBP is under .300 right now and for his career its .348.
Anyways I, like Snakes, have always been intrigued by gathright. At this point he can't really burn you because if he does come up and you do decide to pick him up its not like you are heavily invested. Therefore he really should only be able to help and not hurt you that bad. Anyone remember a few years ago when he legged out a triple in 9 seconds. 9 SECONDS!! Hes WICKED fast. By now we've all seen him jump over cars, but i'm not sure how that translates to baseball. If gathright does indeed get called up I think he'll definately be worth a pickup by those hungry for steals.
My question is, is why does alex gordon get treated completely different than Butler. Not only does Gordon get to start the year in the majors but the organization stays heavily invested and lets him struggle through the first 2 months of the season. Then when Butler does get called up he doesn't play everyday, and at the first sign of a struggle he gets sent back down. Isn't Butler supposed to be a better hitter than Gordon? If they were going to stick with gordon for so long why didn't they give that same priviledge to Butler??