No, I don't.He plays the outfield for crying out loud, I see more infield hits than ever this year.
To the poster above that said he has a good OBP- LOOK AGAIN, .285 is ATROCIOUS.
That was a sad post, TD.
Just admit that you were wrong about Aviles being a bad defensive SS. The stats don't lie!
You're struggling. I can hear it in your words.
Defensive whiz, Mike Aviles! With calves greater than Omar Vizquel's head!
Good OBP?!! His OBP is .285! He's drawn all of 10 BBs all season. Darnell McDonald had 12 in less than 1/3 of the plate appearances Aviles has had, and people couldn't wait to run him out of town.
Aviles is far from the worst SS in the league, both offensively and defensively, but he's also not close to being the best either. He's been a little better defensively than many gave him credit for before the season started, but offensively he's been well below what many expected. If we were going to be OK with a .285 OBP the team would have kept Alex Gonzalez around after the 2006 season and we never would have wound up with Julio Lugo or Marco Scutaro in Boston. Heck, the whole reason why Iglesias is seen as not being ready yet is because we wanted someone who could make fewer outs than that at the SS position.
I don't care about his OBP, he's been clutch!
Just admit that you were wrong about Aviles being a "snail, sloth, butcher, liability, pathetic, utility infielder, etc". He's a top 3 defensive SS this season! His defense is SAVING runs!
BTW - If he raises his BA, my ".300, 15-20 HR's 20 SB's, 70+ RBI, with solid defense" prediction will be spot on!
Are you even watching the games?
He's a top 3 defensive SS, who has a .901 OPS with RISP!
What do you know? Yankee fan. Pssssh.
How's Jeter's defense this year? -20.4 UZR/150. HAHA.
Now THAT'S a liability.
Look at the range, and the strong throw!