No. 100% no. He isn't that great and he's terrible in the field.
Please read the post.Note use of the words "development" and "no comparison."
Here are Cave's International League numbers:.352 / .393 / .592.At the start of his current call-up, the man was hitting a buck-ninety, so it could be hoped that he would figure out ML pitching and begin to approach his AAA marks.The steady increase in all three of these indicators is evidence of this hoped-for improvement.
[Note that as of the bottom of the 5th in the White Sox game on the 20th, Cave is 1 for 2 with a run scored and now has an 8-game hitting streak.]
Can we get some agreement that there is indeed "no comparison" between Cave and Buxton or Kepler defensively?Thank you.There is hope that he can work on his skill set in this department, but one thing at a time.
My money would _not_ be on Cave growing into an ML superstar either offensively or defensively.This post is about a trend in his offensive maturation that could make him a contributor to the team's success, and perhaps relieve a little of the worry about daily wear-and-tear Buxton inflicts on himself.
Bottom line:Don't hate Cave because he's not as good as his teammates.Coach him and find a place for him to contribute, because he's a Twin at least for the remainder of the year.
Edited by VivaBomboRivera!, 20 August 2019 - 08:18 PM.