Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Rafael Bautista, CF  (Read 6397 times)

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Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Rafael Bautista, CF
« Reply #25: April 24, 2017, 01:25:48 PM »
Can he? MAT has 806 major league plate appearances with an OBP under .280. This year he's started out 1 for 15 with 5 Ks. I'm not sure why he remains above anyone on the depth chart at this point. Seems like the same thing we did with Tyler Moore, which is keep someone on the roster for no apparent reason year after year because once upon a time they had 100 good at bats.

I think you're in violent agreement here - what he seems to be saying is that MAT can run and play D but can't hit at all.  You can live with a guy who can run and play D perpetually if you don't ever need him to hit.  Whether that's actually worth a roster spot is another discussion.  I think the only reason he's still around is that he's the only guy on this team who actually plays CF pretty well.  That said, if that's why he's there, he should be getting more run as a defensive sub.