Re: Stanton is off limit
posted at 11/5/2013 12:18 PM EST
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
In response to S5's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to Sportswizard1's comment:
Stanton only hit .259 last year, I'm the GM I'm not trading 5 top tier prospects. Marlins can keep him.
I think a lot of folks think of him as a Miggy Cabrera type hitter, but I see him as more Justin Upton type. His K/AB is ~ 1:3. He's young ,so it should improve, but he'll have 180 Ks in a fullseason, which, BTW, he genrally doesn't have.
And just as a point of reference, Napli had 187 K's in 2013, and we all know how frustrating THAT was.
Yes frustrating but he was second in RBI, HRs, BB, and only 15 DPs in 578 PAs and brought a lot to the team not in the stats . Whether he K'd or flew out or grounded out it was still just an out. In many cases a K was better than a GDP.
I don't disagree at all. In fact when he was in the midst of one of his "K-Runs" he was at least contributing by running up pitch counts.
Only two players on the Red Sox grounded into more DP's than Napoli. Ortiz and (would you believe *Pedroia!*). No doubt that his high K rate kept him from leading the team in GIDP's and kept innings going for Nava, Gomes, etc.
I'm just not sure that Stanton has nearly the plate discipline that Napoli has, AND if Napoli comes back do we want TWO of the K machines in the order?