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#41 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 01:36 PM

 

Even if he dropped twenty points he'd still be more valuable than not playing at all... Maybe even more. That also doesn't explain the lack of pinch at bats....

 

I agree with this.I think I would rather have a .900 OPS player for 600 PA's than a 1.000 OPS player for 450 PA's.Also, to Mike's point, there is absolutely zero reason with Castro and Astudillo on the roster that Garver shouldn't be pinch-hitting every game he's not starting.


#42 ChuckKnobluntz

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:13 PM

Time to make space in the line-up for Garver! Let's see him at first base.


#43 howeda7

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 02:15 PM

 

I agree but have one question. Could Garver keep up this level of production or something close if he got 550 PAs instead of 375? Maybe the rest is one of the reasons he's been so productive. 

His HR/AB is not sustainable, it would have him hitting like 53 with 600 AB's. But even if it dropped quite a bit, he's still more valuable hitting 40 HR over 500 AB's than 33 in 375.


#44 yarnivek1972

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:08 PM

I agree with this. I think I would rather have a .900 OPS player for 600 PA's than a 1.000 OPS player for 450 PA's. Also, to Mike's point, there is absolutely zero reason with Castro and Astudillo on the roster that Garver shouldn't be pinch-hitting every game he's not starting.


I don’t think anyone is suggesting 600 PA for Garver.

Frankly, 450-475 sounds about right. That’s 80-100 more than he will get this year. Even if he hadn’t missed two weeks, he likely would have only gotten 30 or so more PA than he will.

#45 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:35 PM

 

I don’t think anyone is suggesting 600 PA for Garver.

Frankly, 450-475 sounds about right. That’s 80-100 more than he will get this year. Even if he hadn’t missed two weeks, he likely would have only gotten 30 or so more PA than he will.

 

I wasn't suggesting it for Garver, I was giving an example of of where 90% of the production but in 133% of the PA's is a positive thing.




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