Re: Iggy optioned
posted at 4/10/2013 7:56 PM EDT
He's made 2-5 more plays than Drew would have made. It's near impossible to gauge runs saved. The innings got shorter, the starter went longer, the whole dynamics of the games were changed.
Lol, is it 2 or is it 5? When and where. If it's 5 then you're saying that he'll make almost 115 plays that Drew wouldn't make over the year.. very doubtful, lol. You're saying that one out of every 5 chances would be balls the Drew wouldn't get to. Nonsense.
Look, I know making these determinations are subjective. There was the play in the opening game that mef429 said he thought Drew would have made, that I was stunned into nearly stopping the discussion with him over.
I said 2 to 5, because I think there were 2 obvious plays and 3 that I could see Drew possibly making or possibly not making. One was the play in the hole and throw to 2B, one was the tag at 2B, and one Iggy made look easy to he left, that I think Drew would probably make, but let's see how nimble Drew looks out there the rest of the season. (Maybe 2 to 4 is a better statement.) I feel, It will be harder to judge balls hit past Drew and claim that, "Iggy would have got that" than it is vice versa.
I'm really hoping Drew surprises my as Aviles did last year. I know he improved over his first 2-3 years on defense, he's more experienced now, and hopefully his ankle has not slowed him down at all. I know he's a better hitter than Iggy both in BA and SLG, but I'd like to see him improve his OBP. That would help somewhat make up for my perception that he is not even close in range defense as Iggy.