Re: Jose Iglesias starting?
posted at 2/23/2012 9:36 AM EST
I hardly think he would be at .300 at the break and tail off to hit .190.
You make no sense. I never said anything about .300 at the break. My point is I'd play Iggy if he hit .190 from start to finish, if he was on pace to save 80+ hits over a season over Aviles. I doubt Ben or Bobby would agree, and I never implied they woud.
And how many games of iggy's have you actually watched that leads you to believe he would save an additional 100 hits. I don't care how good he is, that sounds like an awful lot to me. No, actually, it sounds like wishful thinking.
How many games have you watched Aviles, Scutaro, or Lowrie play? I am basing my projection on the idea that even an average SS can make 30-45 more plays than Scutaro did last year. I believe scouting reports as they pertain to fielding. They rarely are wrong about great fielders. Sometimes players may get better (see Boggs), but rarely do the get worse (like Nomar).
As far as "What if he hits .240?" and "What if he saves 120 hits".
Well, what if he hits .175 and doesn't save 120 hits?
That could happen, but if he hits .175 and saves 60 hits, it's still not a huge difference over Aviles at .280 and no saved hits. Also, if this happens, I will admit I was wrong, and argue for Aviles to be the starter.