Originally Posted by Domeshot17
This is false, kind of. If you believe he could bounce back, then yes, he is good hitter. But he posted a sub .700 OPS last year (brutal) and fell outside of the Top 10 in MLB SS in WAR. Nothing really showed he was an above average hitter, or anything other than average.
My thing is, he is getting old fast. He is 32, will be 33 by years end. This is not a young hitter that we are expecting a major bounce back from, but an older player.
He was probably our most valuable hitter last year, but if that happens again, we are sunk. He has not topped 10 home runs in 2 years now.
My guess - .272 - 7 homers - 59 RBI - .712 OPS
This isn't 2008, only 6 shortstops posted an OPS .700 or higher. If he can get the glove back, he isn't a problem.