In response to BMav's comment:
In response to Promise4you2's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
These small sample size judges drive me nuts.
When Iggy's batting maybe .265 in AAA and Drew has a .730+ OPS in MLB after a couple months, you won't here from these guys again.
Arguing that Iggy deserves to ve our FT SS based on offense is the biggest joke so far this season on this forum.
Iggy should play based on his defense. That's the only valid argument for his side of the issue.
But he should be our SS! I dont care if he hits .218 ala Mark Belanger! Runs saved and Pitcher confidence!
If only Iggy were Belanger!
If Iglesias hits .218, his OB average would probably be about .270. Belanger had a career OB average of .300. Also, Belanger played in a time with less offense, especially from SS's. Belanger in his prime was an above average offensive SS. For example in his 8 year prime between 1969-1976, Belanger put up a .315 OB average, which ranked 12th out of 60 SS's. If Iggy ranks in the same percentile, he would have to put up a .341 OB average. If Iggy was just an average offensive SS like Belanger, he would have an OPS of .700.
So people should stop comparing him to Belanger and start comparing him to truely bad offensive players, like Rey Ordonez. Or Adam Everrett. And leave out the good hitting SS's like Belanger, Aparicio, and Smith.
Great post. Lately, there's been a lot griping about the quality of this chatboard, and not without reason. This type of thinking outside the box reasoning with number support should give us a reason to stay.