Re: Your move Ben, Choo makes Yanks or Sox better
posted at 12/6/2013 2:32 PM EST
In response to seannybboi's comment:
In response to RedSoxDOrtiz's comment:
Who exactly would Choo replace for the Sox? How about for the Yanks?
So we would pay over $100 million for a guy who is Daniel Nava? I thought we already had that guy for about say... $100 million less. The margin of upgrade between a Gomes and Nava platoon is so marginal between them and Choo, that it makes no sense to sign him. Look at the stats and you will see that we honestly have Choo in Nava already for $100 million less...
the Red Sox left fielders put up the team’s most valuable season for the position since 2009, also known as “the last year Jason Bay was any good”.
Only common thing Nava and Choo share is high OBP. Choo has better speed, power, arm, and probably glove. Nava is $100M cheaper because he started his pro career at the age of 24, wasn't really a top prospect, only has 3 yrs of major league service. I know Choo will get overpaid but you can't compare Nava and Choo equally.
Player A (5th in the league for outfielders OPS)
288 Avg, 389 OBP, 465 SLG, 885 OPS
Player B (11th in the league for outfielders OPS)
274 Avg, 369 OBP, 413 SLG, 831 OPS
Those are career numbers for both Choo and Nava. Choo is horrible on defense and does have a bit more power than Nava, but not $100 million worth. Choo is also a player who can't hit lefties and could use a platoon mate and has bigger splits than Nava.
612 OPS vs. Lefties
1.011 OPS vs Righties
647 OPS vs. Lefties
895 OPS vs. Righties
Reds leadoff man and center fielder Shin-Soo Choo has been incredible with the bat and pretty terrible with the glove so far this season.
for outfielders; Nava was 11th in the league in OPS ahead of Beltran and we see Choo at 5th in the league