Re: Lowrie and Reddick reunited
posted at 2/6/2013 4:43 AM EST
Pedestrian offense in AAA, pedestrian offense in Maj, below average defense.
Great utility man, below average starting infielder.
Would have loved to keep him as a utility man, but thought that we could find a better starting SS and better starting 3B. And we did. Scutaro had a high WAR in 2011 and Aviles did in 2012. Win/Win.
WAR 2012: Aviles 1.8 in 136 games, Jed 2.5 in 97 games.
Whatever. 97 games from Jed Lowrie was not going to turn the 2012 season around. Im just saying that there is no part of me that regrets letting him go.
He was above average offensively, below average defensively. Overall, very overrated by this board.
So you were wrong about OPS+ and higher WAR than Aviles, what about the rest?
"below average defensively"
You posted his career OPS+, so what is his career UZR at SS? 1.7, which is slightly above average defensively.
You posted that his 800 OPS in AAA is pedestrian. For a SS? His minors OPS was .829, for comparison Mike Napoli .848.
"below average starting infielder"
For 2012, only between 5 to 10 SS had a better WAR / game.