Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Just to give you some stats on Scutaro and why I dont think he is worth it...........
21 extra base hits in 325 at bats
1 steal ( tonight)
Negative Defensive War
2nd most errors among 1B in all of baseball
So... while he gives you a decent average he really doesnt give you much else. Certainly not worth about 15-16 Million left on his deal
I can buy the argument that he's overpaid, but he does a lot of things that don't show up on a stat sheet. He knows how to make a pitcher work and rarely strikes out. I wonder if there's a stat for how many pitches he sees per at-bat. He's also an excellent situational hitter.
And just personally, I look forward to Scutaro's at-bats more so than anyone on the team besides Posey. I love his opposite field approach, and having two strikes on him means absolutely noting. Ideal No. 2 hitter, imo.