Spy Fox Posted April 23, 2015 Share Posted April 23, 2015 Why? Process of elimination: Alejandro de Aza-- Not what I'd call a bad player, but he's mediocre on both sides of the ball Delmon Young-- I suspect he'll continue to provide a solid batting average and not much more Travis Snider-- Decent offensive upside, but mediocre with the glove To me, Lough is the one of these 4th outfielder types with the best chance of being a good all-around contributor. His bat might not look as good as Young's or Snider's..but with just about 600 MLB at bats, how well do we really know Lough's true talent at this level? His minor league track record is pretty good--better, I'll mention, than the current darling Paredes'. Last year it seemed like Lough started the year on a bad cold streak, then Buck lost faith in him and didn't give him very many opportunities the rest of the year even though he played pretty well in the second half. And of course, with the glove, we know he is miles better than any of the other players he would be taking innings from. And another obvious factor, he would add speed to a relatively unspeedy team. If it were me, the most common lineup would include: Lough LF Pearce RF Snider DH At least for long enough to see how the 2015 version of David Lough can do with everyday at bats. And with disappointing defense so far from LF/RF, but solid production from the offense overall, I say..why not? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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