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Offline welch

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Re: Nationals vs Dodgers, Game 1
« Reply #125: September 05, 2011, 03:19:57 PM »
To take Desmond's spot?

Heading into today

AVG
Espinosa - .233
Desmond - .242

OBP
Espinosa - .320
Desmond - .289

SLG
Espinosa - .414
Desmond - .345

UZR
Espinosa - 2.4
Desmond - -2.3

WAR
Espinosa - 3.2
Desmond - 0.8

Desmond is baseball dumb. He can throw, he can hit hard, he can range well, and he plays bad baseball. If the situation calls for Desmond to wait patiently against a wild hard-thrower, he will try to pull the ball. Hit to right? Nope. (Kilgore: "Desmond carries himself just like Derek Jeter. If he just hit 60 points higher and played consistent SS, why, Desmond would be like Jeter".

Think of Espinosa yesterday diving into first...pure hustle exactly when the team looked like it needed some spark. Espy looks baseball smart. Move him to SS, Lombo to 2B, and Desmond is a good-enough utility IF.