Fenris-77 wrote:The Artful Dodger wrote:I don't know, Aybar is pretty meh-ticulously meh. He hits for no power, he doesn't walk enough, and he won't hit leadoff (he's more of a #8/9). Aybar isn't a particularly speedy runner and so, all you'll expect from him is 10 SB, 15 tops.
Not saying this part of the draft isn't bereft of "meh" at all. Aybar is just a stopgap MI for the most part.
I think that a lot depends on what kind of team you're drafting him on to. If you've been conservative with AVG and don't need another 80R run guy in the mid-200's then yeah, sure, he's meh. On the other hand, if you've taken some chances on low AVG guys, probably to bump you're power stats, then a guy who's going to hit .275-.280 plus provided reasonable speed is probably more enticing than just 'meh'. I`ll grant that he`s a very Prado kind of player, and those dudes arent sexy, but I wouldnt say meh either.
I don't disagree. I had Aybar in n00bs last year among a couple of other MI and C stopgaps, positions in which I could have fared off worse. Just that when people think "meh", they're also thinking on the same wavelengths of boring, uninspiring, but somehow useful and effective in a David Eckstein-ish kind of way.
So, yeah, meh.