Originally Posted by Foulke You
Is Wise really that bad as a bench player? He has plus defensive skills, plays all three outfield positions, provides a little bit of pop, and has plus speed on the basepaths which also gives him value as a pinch runner late in games. Wise certainly is not an all star nor is he a guy I want playing every day but for the backup role the Sox have assigned him, he seems to fit the bill pretty well.
His .228/.264 line is what upsets me. I guess you are right when you say he provides little pop, just very, very little pop.
That and the fact there is many better options and compared to other team's 4th outfielders he is in the bottom half of the league.