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Jeff Keppinger 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 3155 .282 .329 .384 .253 7
Birth Date4-21-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age38 years, 2 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 NYN 24 33 123 116 9 33 2 0 3 44 6 7 0 1 0 9 2 1 .284 .317 .379 .242 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2006 KCA 26 22 67 60 11 16 2 0 2 24 5 6 0 0 2 8 0 0 .267 .323 .400 .227 -0.5 1.2 0.1
2007 CIN 27 67 276 241 39 80 16 2 5 115 24 12 4 1 6 32 2 1 .332 .400 .477 .286 21.2 0.3 2.1
2008 CIN 28 121 502 459 45 122 24 2 3 159 30 24 2 5 6 43 3 1 .266 .310 .346 .224 3.5 -10.1 -0.7
2009 HOU 29 107 344 305 35 78 13 3 7 118 27 33 3 2 7 29 0 2 .256 .320 .387 .243 3.5 -4.6 -0.1
2010 HOU 30 137 575 514 62 148 34 1 6 202 51 36 1 4 5 59 4 1 .288 .351 .393 .274 22.2 9.6 3.3
2011 HOU 31 43 169 163 22 50 9 0 4 71 4 7 0 2 0 20 0 1 .307 .320 .436 .256 4.1 2.1 0.7
2011 SFN 31 56 230 216 17 55 11 0 2 72 8 17 2 2 2 15 0 0 .255 .285 .333 .231 -2.2 -3.7 -0.6
2012 TBA 32 115 418 385 46 125 15 1 9 169 24 31 4 4 1 40 1 0 .325 .367 .439 .289 20.7 1.5 2.3
2013 CHA 33 117 451 423 38 107 13 1 4 134 20 41 0 5 2 40 0 1 .253 .283 .317 .230 -5.3 3.2 -0.2
Career8183155288232481413910451108199214162631295128.282.329.384.25367.8-0.47.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 HIC A 126 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LYN A+ 92 373 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYN MLB 33 123 .242 .264 .326 .424 .261 .280 92 -2.5 3.7 -0.2 -0.0 -0.3 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2004 ALT AA 81 346 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .349 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BIN AA 14 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NOR AAA 6 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 64 278 .262 .276 .344 .440 .261 .340 98 0.5 7.3 0 1.2 0.5 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2006 KCA MLB 22 67 .227 .247 .312 .386 .238 .269 110 -2.5 2.0 -0.1 1.2 0.1 -0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.1
2006 NOR AAA 87 366 .275 .255 .326 .383 .255 .304 88 5.6 10.0 -1.3 -1.6 0.8 15.1 1.3 15.1 1.3
2006 OMA AAA 32 142 .296 .265 .344 .411 .265 .364 98 5.5 4.1 0 -3.6 -0.3 9.3 0.6 9.3 0.6
2007 CIN MLB 67 276 .286 .261 .326 .418 .255 .333 102 7.9 8.2 2.9 0.3 2.2 21.2 2.1 21.2 2.1
2007 SAR A+ 3 13 .295 .246 .337 .373 .251 .333 100 0.5 0.4 0 0.3 -0.2 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 LOU AAA 57 261 .313 .265 .337 .405 .263 .376 100 15.5 7.9 -0.7 0.5 -0.3 22.3 2.2 22.3 2.2
2008 CIN MLB 121 502 .224 .260 .325 .412 .259 .272 101 -19.3 14.5 5.8 -10.1 2.4 3.5 -0.7 3.5 -0.7
2008 SAR A+ 2 7 .221 .233 .328 .316 .238 .286 100 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 LOU AAA 6 25 .424 .270 .334 .410 .268 .476 99 4.7 0.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.5 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2009 HOU MLB 107 344 .243 .262 .328 .422 .263 .266 96 -6.1 9.9 1.1 -4.6 -1.4 3.5 -0.1 3.5 -0.1
2010 HOU MLB 137 575 .274 .261 .326 .410 .270 .298 94 8.3 15.8 -0.2 9.6 -1.7 22.2 3.3 22.2 3.3
2010 CCH AA 2 6 .391 .275 .344 .378 .281 .400 77 0.8 0.2 0 0.2 -0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2011 HOU MLB 43 169 .256 .256 .317 .397 .261 .299 100 -0.6 4.6 -0.2 2.1 0.3 4.1 0.7 4.1 0.7
2011 SFN MLB 56 230 .231 .250 .310 .386 .255 .266 90 -6.7 6.2 -0.3 -3.7 -1.5 -2.2 -0.6 -2.2 -0.6
2011 CCH AA 4 19 .399 .259 .325 .398 .247 .429 102 2.9 0.6 -0.2 -0.5 0.1 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2011 OKL AAA 7 30 .183 .276 .337 .450 .259 .241 90 -2.7 0.9 -0.1 0.6 0.0 -1.9 -0.1 -1.9 -0.1
2012 TBA MLB 115 418 .289 .254 .315 .411 .259 .332 96 12.2 11.4 -2.3 1.5 -0.6 20.7 2.3 20.7 2.3
2012 DUR AAA 6 25 .308 .294 .344 .450 .283 .316 89 1.4 0.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.5 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 117 451 .230 .256 .317 .396 .263 .269 100 -12.9 11.8 -1.8 3.2 -2.5 -5.3 -0.2 -5.3 -0.2
2014 BIR AA 11 47 .269 .243 .325 .367 .269 .243 101 0.4 1.3 -0.1 -3.0 -1.4 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 HIC A 540 75 132 23 4 10 73 47 33 6 2 .276 .347 .404 .128 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LYN A+ 373 55 111 21 2 3 51 23 28 3 2 .325 .366 .424 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NYN MLB 123 9 33 2 0 3 9 6 7 2 1 .284 .317 .379 .095 .242 0.7 -0.0 0.1
2004 NOR AAA 24 1 6 1 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 .316 .458 .368 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BIN AA 54 14 17 3 1 0 5 6 2 2 1 .362 .434 .468 .106 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ALT AA 346 44 106 17 2 1 33 27 15 10 5 .337 .387 .413 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 278 40 86 15 3 3 29 16 13 5 1 .337 .372 .455 .118 .262 8.2 1.2 0.9
2006 OMA AAA 142 21 45 6 1 2 17 12 9 0 0 .354 .404 .465 .110 .296 9.3 -3.6 0.6
2006 NOR AAA 366 36 97 13 0 2 26 28 21 0 4 .300 .344 .359 .059 .275 15.1 -1.6 1.3
2006 KCA MLB 67 11 16 2 0 2 8 5 6 0 0 .267 .323 .400 .133 .227 -0.5 1.2 0.1
2007 SAR A+ 13 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .167 .295 0.8 0.3 0.1
2007 LOU AAA 261 31 84 15 1 2 18 23 14 1 1 .368 .419 .469 .101 .313 22.3 0.5 2.2
2007 CIN MLB 276 39 80 16 2 5 32 24 12 2 1 .332 .400 .477 .145 .286 21.2 0.3 2.1
2008 SAR A+ 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .221 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2008 LOU AAA 25 3 11 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 .500 .520 .727 .227 .424 4.8 -0.1 0.5
2008 CIN MLB 502 45 122 24 2 3 43 30 24 3 1 .266 .310 .346 .081 .224 3.5 -10.1 -0.7
2009 HOU MLB 344 35 78 13 3 7 29 27 33 0 2 .256 .320 .387 .131 .243 3.5 -4.6 -0.1
2010 CCH AA 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .391 1.0 0.2 0.1
2010 HOU MLB 575 62 148 34 1 6 59 51 36 4 1 .288 .351 .393 .105 .274 22.2 9.6 3.3
2011 SFN MLB 230 17 55 11 0 2 15 8 17 0 0 .255 .285 .333 .079 .231 -2.2 -3.7 -0.6
2011 HOU MLB 169 22 50 9 0 4 20 4 7 0 1 .307 .320 .436 .129 .256 4.1 2.1 0.7
2011 OKL AAA 30 2 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .241 .250 .000 .183 -1.9 0.6 -0.1
2011 CCH AA 19 4 7 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 .438 .526 .688 .250 .399 3.4 -0.5 0.3
2012 TBA MLB 418 46 125 15 1 9 40 24 31 1 0 .325 .367 .439 .114 .289 20.7 1.5 2.3
2012 DUR AAA 25 4 6 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .286 .400 .333 .048 .308 1.3 0.1 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 451 38 107 13 1 4 40 20 41 0 1 .253 .283 .317 .064 .230 -5.3 3.2 -0.2
2014 BIR AA 47 3 10 1 0 1 4 6 2 0 0 .256 .348 .359 .103 .269 0.2 -3.0 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1727 0.5420 0.4094 0.9307 0.5705 0.2187 0.9663 0.8208 0.0693 864 0.004086
2009 1275 0.5600 0.3710 0.9070 0.5042 0.2014 0.9417 0.7965 0.0930 701 -0.008665
2010 2186 0.5201 0.3774 0.9212 0.5321 0.2097 0.9603 0.8136 0.0788 1175 -0.004415
2011 1366 0.5447 0.4495 0.9251 0.6022 0.2669 0.9621 0.8253 0.0749 637 0.004665
2012 1437 0.5170 0.4196 0.9171 0.6016 0.2248 0.9396 0.8526 0.0829 714 0.007514
2013 1596 0.5326 0.4148 0.9033 0.5753 0.2319 0.9509 0.7688 0.0967 817 -0.007481
Career95870.53450.40510.9180.56290.22430.95450.81270.082850.5836-0.0009

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 2014-05-14 15-DL 54 41 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-09-24 2013-09-30 DTD 6 6 Right Shoulder Surgery Cleanup 2013-09-26 -
2013-08-19 2013-08-23 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-04-26 2013-05-01 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Spasms - -
2013-03-10 2013-03-14 Camp 4 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2013-02-23 2013-02-24 Camp 1 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-11-26 2012-11-26 FA 0 0 Right Ankle Fracture Fibula - -
2012-07-06 2012-07-07 DTD 1 1 Left Upper Arm Contusion Triceps - -
2012-05-19 2012-06-22 15-DL 34 29 Right Fracture Foul Ball Big Toe - -
2011-08-16 2011-08-19 DTD 3 3 Right Wrist Contusion Bone Bruise - -
2011-06-30 2011-07-02 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness -
2011-03-22 2011-05-27 15-DL 66 50 Left Foot Recovery From Surgery Sesmoid Bone 2011-01-14
2011-02-27 2011-03-22 Camp 23 0 Left Foot Recovery From Surgery Sesmoid Bone 2011-01-14
2011-01-10 2011-01-10 Off 0 0 Left Foot Surgery Sesmoid Bone 2011-01-14
2010-08-17 2010-09-01 15-DL 15 15 Left Foot Stress Fracture Sesamoiditis -
2010-07-28 2010-07-30 DTD 2 1 Low Back Tightness -
2010-03-06 2010-03-08 Camp 2 0 Right Wrist Sprain -
2009-09-05 2009-09-12 DTD 7 7 Right Hip Soreness -
2009-06-13 2009-06-17 DTD 4 3 Low Back Soreness -
2009-04-17 2009-04-21 DTD 4 4 Low Back Strain -
2008-05-14 2008-06-22 15-DL 39 36 Left Knee Fracture Patella From Foul Ball -
2008-03-23 2008-03-28 Camp 5 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-03-19 2008-03-23 Camp 4 0 Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2007-04-01 2007-04-22 15-DL 21 18 Right Fingers Fracture Ring Finger -
2005-09-09 2005-10-03 60-DL 24 22 Left Lower Leg Recovery From Fracture Tibia - -
2005-06-15 2005-09-09 Minors 86 78 Left Lower Leg Fracture Tibia -
2003-06-11 2003-07-10 Minors 29 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CHA $4,500,000
2014 CHA $4,000,000
2013 CHA $3,500,000
2012 TBA $1,525,000
2011 HOU $2,300,000
2010 HOU $1,150,000
2009 HOU $427,500
2008 CIN $402,500
2007 CIN $382,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$18,187,500
9 yrTotal$18,187,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 52 dCareer Sports & Entertainment3 years/$12M (2013-15)

Details
  • 3 years/$12M (2013-15). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/5/12. 13:$3.5M, 14:$4M, 15:$4.5M. DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/14/14. Released 5/21/14.
  • 1 year/$1.525M (2012). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 1/27/12. Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 250 plate appearances. $75,000 each for 300, 350, 400 PA. $0.1M for 450 PA. Placed on restricted list by Tampa Bay 5/9/12.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Houston 7/19/11. Non-tendered by San Francisco 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$1.15M (2010). Re-signed by Houston 1/15/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4275M (2009). Re-signed 2/24/09 (split contract, $241,500 in minors). Acquired by Houston in trade from Cincinnati 3/31/09.
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2008). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/25/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Acquired by Cincinnati in trade 1/07 after being DFA by Kansas City 12/06.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed 3/06. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Mets 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed 3/05.
  • Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 7/04.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2001 (4-114) (Georgia). $0.312M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Describe for me the market for Jeff Keppinger. He's blocking pieces of the future. My hope is that he can prove the start to last season was an aberration, and Rick Hahn can flip him for prospects to some team in need of infield versatility. The Yankees come to mind. Thanks.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
My guess is plenty of teams would be interested in Keppinger. He's got some versatility on the defensive end, great bat-to-ball skills, and a history of hitting left-handed pitching. If he shows last year was an aberration then I'm sure the Yankees and others would have interest. I don't know if he'd bring a ton back, but at his finest he's a capable bench/platoon player. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of what Didi Gregorious is doing sticks going forward?
(wobbly from NYC, NY)
He makes a ton of contact, which will always keep him away from the extremes, so I consider this an absolute ceiling. The BABIP of .364 is unsustainable. But I think seasons like Jeff Keppinger's 2013 are exceptions for contact hitters, and he'll never really crater either.

So I guess the answer is most of the skill set, the occasional power but not this much production over any long-term period. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How worried should we be about Jason Kipnis? Other waiver wire or buy low 2B to target if he is seriously injured?
(RC from PDX)
See! You could probably get Jeff Keppinger for a song right now, and he should turn it around. Also, I'd be buying low on Dustin Ackley if you could. His owner is probably super frustrated with him right about now. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some sleeper or late round 2Bs you like this season?
(Thad from Peoria)
2B has just about no upside late in drafts, so they're all boring options like Jeff Keppinger and Daniel Murphy. Grab one before the bottom falls out of the position. (Bret Sayre)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jason! In a very deep roto league and only really need to fill my third base position with a low end guy. Any recommendations on who could just hold down the fort there and provide some kind of positive value? Thoughts on a chisehall? Michael Young bounce back? Something else?
(John from NY)
Jeff Keppinger - qualifies at 3B as well as other positions and moves to a park where he can hit for more homers while likely losing a bit of average. I've been able to take him 2x in the reserve rounds of expert mock drafts. (Jason Collette)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance San Francisco looks to Jeff Keppinger to fill the hole at 2B if they are unable to re-sign Marco Scutaro?
(CoachFish35 from SoCal)
A lot of Marco Scutaro- and Jeff Keppinger-related questions in the queue, so I'll kill all of those birds with CoachFish35's stone. As I said earlier in the chat, I think the Giants will end up re-signing Scutaro, but I'm not sure about Keppinger as a fallback. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this morning that the Yankees are in hot pursuit of Keppinger, and I think he fits better in a platoon/utility role than as an everyday second baseman.

One name to keep an eye on as an alternative for the Giants is Hiroyuki Nakajima. The SF Chronicle' John Shea tweeted yesterday that the Giants are in contact with his representatives in case Scutaro heads elsewhere: https://twitter.com/JohnSheaHey/status/275761688098271232. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What available players make sense to help fill the Cardinals' middle infield need?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
It is a shallow free agent class up the middle, but I could see the Cards signing someone like Jeff Keppinger for his bat at 2B, or if they are leaning on a glove, then perhaps they will give Jason Bartlett a shot (though that would compound the injury concerns with him + Furcal). Given the lack of options they could decide to pursue a trade, or Skip Schumaker might be in line for a lot of AB's in 2013.

On the jukebox: Rancid, "Salvation" (Doug Thorburn)
2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)Any explanation on why Rays always to get hits on pick-ups and trades that don't seem great/good at on-set and turn into gems in long-run? Fernando Rodney and Jeff Keppinger are doing quite well in unexpected roles for them. It seems Rays always find gold in what now should be called "The Yearly Rays Reliever Reclamation Project"(Al Reyes, Juan Cruz, Joaquin Benoit, Rafael Soriano, Kyle Farnsworth, Fernando Rodney)
(jlarsen from chicago)
I think some of it is just great big-league scouting and statistical analysis, but a lot of it is trial and error, too. The Rays are set up in such a way that they HAVE to sign a bunch of those guys, and while a lot of them will work because the Rays are good at what they do, a lot will fail because they're inherently gambles. They haven't had a lot of luck with veteran catchers the last couple years, and there was that whole Pat Burrell thing. (Bill Parker)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I guess I meant "openly gay." Do you think a utility player, a Jeff Keppinger type, would be appreciated? What level of MLB player do you think Joe Fan would just be, "Screw it, I don't care if he's gay, he's awesome at baseball"? Color me pessimistic, I honestly think that he'd have to be a star level player before he'd be accepted by most fans.
(Brendan from Chicago)
I think you are missing the biggest factor in the discussion, which is what city he plays in. Let's face it, whether we like it or not, there are some towns that would deal with it MUCH better than others. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Recognizing that the Pirates' record most likely overstates their true talent level, what do you do before July 31 if you're Neal Huntington? It's not every year (or 18) that a team finds itself only a game and a half out of first at the midway point.
(John from Pittsburgh)
Man, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes, because making the playoffs, even to wipe out in the first round, would be a big deal for the legitimacy of this franchise. They could use a bat anywhere in the infield, obviously. The problem is that if you spend out of your pile of prospects, you're taking away from the thing that's allowing you to grow in the first place. If I could get someone like Jeff Keppinger cheaply maybe I'd do something like that, but trading for Superman, whoever that is, is probably out of the question, (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven, big fan of your YES work, despite being a Mets fan. Jeff Keppinger is starting at short and batting second for the Reds today, while the Mets just released Ruben Gotay. This makes me sad. Has Willie Randolph inherited Torre's taste in lumpy bench-help, and isn't this a supernally bad idea in the NL? Also: Hrghle. Edwar Ramirez? Blix? Hee hee hee hee. Thanks!
(rtkimmerle from NJ)
Thank you for coming aboard despite your Mets-ness. I actually enjoy following the Mets too. No doubt sports talk radio hosts would call me a fraud for not hating the Mets as much as I like the Yankees, but I'm a baseball fan who enjoys the sport whatever the color of the uniforms, not an unthinking bigot. Anyway, I thought the Mets acted precipitously on Gotay, but I also accept that Gotay was over his head last year and that with pitcher-constricted rosters ("pitcher-creep?") you need your U-INF to be able to sub at short. What was odd about it was that Luis Castillo is in such poor shape.

...As I said of Scott Patterson, Edwar will get his chance down the line. I'm still trying to get a handle on how Girardi will handle his bullpen. That will give us a clue as to when... Blix! (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Call me crazy, but I am still not sold on Gordon Beckham. What flaws do you see in his game?
(Harry from Miami)
Well part of the start to his season is that he's in the zone, and I think it's fair to stop and try and evaluate Beckham without considering the 13 home runs. The most significant flaw in his game is that I don't think he's a shortstop ... then again, Dave Perno compared him defensively to Jeff Keppinger to me. Offensively, we'll have to watch his strikeouts as he gets up the ladder a bit, as I think he probably reaches triple digits in the Major Leagues. But his power, for a 2B profile guy, is pretty unbelievable. (Bryan Smith)


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