Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
There's more to defense than throwing out base runners.
I want the player who handles the ball more than any other player on the field (besides the pitcher) to be a damn good fielder.
Passed balls lead to unearned runs and put undue stress on pitchers, leading to earlier exits and more bullpen innings.
I want great defense behind the plate.
Fair enough, but I don't think Flowers is great behind the plate. And I don't think he can hit. He has holes in his swing like swiss cheese. Yeah, he'll run into a few and knock 'em out of the yard, but his strikeouts might approach Dunn territory if he plays every day.