Originally Posted by Daver
He's not that good an offensive player either, doesn't hit for average, doesn't know how to take a walk, strikes out a lot, not a threat on the basepaths if he does manage to get on, I really don't see why people put so much value into a ballplayer with very limited skills.
See my earlier post about his OPS by comparison to Magglio and Carlos Lee, at his age. He has a quick bat and an accurate rocket arm. Those are two pretty big "skills."