Originally Posted by Golden Sox
The 2 players that have disappointed me the most are DeAza and Nate Jones. DeAza can't seem to do anything, offensively and defensively. I'm still hoping for a split on this roadtrip.
Agreed on De Aza. He has 31Ks in April which is a pace for 180Ks if things don't change soon. This is Adam Dunn territory minus the 40HRs. He is also hitting only .229 with a .272 OBP. This is not acceptable for a leadoff hitter. Also, as you pointed out, his defense has been very poor this year. However, Robin has done him no favors playing him in LF lately where he has come out and said he is not nearly as comfortable there.
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