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I hope they don't draft Appel even if they have a shot
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Jackson vs Rizzo a little help please
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:10 AM
Rizzo 128 AB - 46 k's - .141 AVG - .281 OBP - .242 SLG - 524 OPS - 51 OPS+
Jackson 120 AB - 59k's - .175 AVG - .303 OBP - 342 SLG - 644 OPS - 77 OPS+
So is it completely out of the realm of possibility that Jackson turns it around and can be a productive every day OF?
sorry in advance for any spelling, punctuation, and run on sentences. Major medicine head here
Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:14 AM
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However, if he continues to flounder, the Cubs still have a lot of questions to answer and holes to fill.
I'm getting really excited to see a marked improvement in the quality of baseball this year and the development of the youngsters we've seen added over the past year. Come on, April!!! (or at least March...)
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:23 PM
And he was doing it at a younger age than Jackson, too. Unfortunately, I don't think they parallel each other as much as we wish they did.
I hope you're right about Jackson, but there is one major difference between him and Rizzo - Rizzo never struggled with striking out in AAA the way that Jackson has.
Fortunately, given his defensive and baserunning ability (which doesn't just mean steals), Jackson doesn't have to hit nearly as well as Rizzo to still be a valuable player. But he does have to get that K rate down below 30%, or he simply won't have a batting average high enough to sustain a reasonable OBP and SLG.
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