BillyHallDisciple wrote:He's a fairly solid hitter, but I had to drop him off my team last year because Bobby Cox started to platoon him sometime after the All-Star Break. If the Manager isn't sold enough on the guy to give him a full-time gig, I'm not sure how much I can be sold on him.
If he comes into ST guaranteed of a full-time role then I might draft him somewhere after the Top 10 though. I don't have the stats in front of me but I think he's got a much higher BA against lefties, which was part of the reason for the platoon.
Bobby platooned Kelly because he wanted to give Yunel Escobar some ABs. With Rentaria gone Escobar will be the fulltime SS. Johnson will be the everyday 2B next year.
Oh, also he hit .272 vs. Lefties and .278 vs. Righties.