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Is Santander part of the future?

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Not really sure if he's a part of the future, but he should definitely be out there the rest of this season. 

I'd love to see Santander, Hays and Stewart as the OF the rest of the way with Smith as the 4th guy and Wilkerson gone.

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4 minutes ago, billw76 said:

Not really sure if he's a part of the future, but he should definitely be out there the rest of this season. 

I'd love to see Santander, Hays and Stewart as the OF the rest of the way with Smith as the 4th guy and Wilkerson gone.

Did you see Wilkerson catch that ball in the ninth?

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5 minutes ago, billw76 said:

Not really sure if he's a part of the future, but he should definitely be out there the rest of this season. 

I'd love to see Santander, Hays and Stewart as the OF the rest of the way with Smith as the 4th guy and Wilkerson gone.

Smith over Wilkerson? No way. I'd take Wilkerson any day. He's better.

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6 minutes ago, wildcard said:

Did you see Wilkerson catch that ball in the ninth?

No I didn't, had to stop watching in the 7th

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2 minutes ago, billw76 said:

No I didn't, had to stop watching in the 7th

Really good range and catch in the gap in right center by Wilkerson to keep Givens out of trouble.

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6 minutes ago, Sessh said:

Smith over Wilkerson? No way. I'd take Wilkerson any day. He's better.

I'd rather not have either one, but Wilkerson does have more versatility. For whatever reason I just like Smith better, but stat wise they are pretty similar across the board.

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Just now, wildcard said:

Really good range and catch in the gap in right center by Wilkerson to keep Givens out of trouble.

I'll have to see if MLBTV has a highlight of it 

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1 minute ago, billw76 said:

I'd rather not have either one, but Wilkerson does have more versatility. For whatever reason I just like Smith better, but stat wise they are pretty similar across the board.

Well, Smith can't play D, can't throw, average speed at best and can't hit well enough to offset all of that. Wilkerson can play D (CF at that), can throw, has above average speed and has been hitting .306 with an .889 OPS over the last two weeks. He can also pitch (sortof) in a blowout. Smith just isn't very good. He'd have to hit like Ortiz to offset his liabilities.

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6 minutes ago, billw76 said:

I'll have to see if MLBTV has a highlight of it 

It's there. Broxton like catch.

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4 minutes ago, Sessh said:

Well, Smith can't play D, can't throw, average speed at best and can't hit well enough to offset all of that. Wilkerson can play D (CF at that), can throw, has above average speed and has been hitting .306 with an .889 OPS over the last two weeks. He can also pitch (sortof) in a blowout. Smith just isn't very good. He'd have to hit like Ortiz to offset his liabilities.

I'd rather not have either. Offensively and defensively they are both below replacement level, but Smith is definitely worse. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Sessh said:

It's there. Broxton like catch.

Had to go a long way to grab it, nice catch, looked like he got a late break on it too

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4 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Willie Mays had an .828 as a rookie, and Bob Hamlin had a .987.  We'll see what things look like after Santander has 500 more PAs.

Willie Mays was 20 and Bob Hamelin was 26.  Santander is not a rookie and had OPS of .547 at age 23.  People sure like to throw out misleading stats on here.

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7 hours ago, Lucky_13 said:

Currently slashing .299/.351/.489 after last night.

I keep thinking he's going to come back to earth but he keeps putting together good at bats.  So could he be a starting outfielder for a good team or is he just a bench player?

It’s not just what he does, it’s what the guys around him do. I want someone who defends well. Whoever can defend as well as hit is ok in my book.

I think Hays is supposedly a good defender, Stewart is not, dunno about Diaz. I think Stewart is slow( faster than he looks but slow) but I don’t know enough about any of them, much less McKenna et al, to predict who our best 3 will be in two years.

But Santander is certainly one of our best three right now, and probably next year as well. Get rid of Broxton and Smith, move Trey to 1B, Wilkerson becomes new Ryan Flaherty Swiss Army knife guy( and maybe saves a roster spot by playing Inf and Of) and everyone is happy. You got two spaces for new guys and things play out over time.

so Yes...

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