Define overrated. PB had a better year in 2011 than Trumbo did in 2012.
PB was one of the best players on the team in 2011.
Wow.. we are talking about batting average?
Scotty, beam me out of the 70s.
Yes. I agree.
If he's healthy.
Define overrated. PB had a better year in 2011 than Trumbo did in 2012. "
As long as HR, rbi, slg and ops aren't important.
I predict anemic offensive numbers. He will not bat higher than .260 and shouild be batting 8th. He'll be riding the bench more often than not. "
With his defense, .260 would be tolerable if he can improve his obp. He really needs to improve his BB/K ratio. Strikes out way too much. He stares at strikes and swings at balls. But I'm all for giving him the shot in 2013. I just hope that 2012 was the aberration and not the norm because he was brutal.
HR, Slugging, RBIs. I guess Trumbo was better than Trout because he beat him in two of the three categories.
How about two much better stats... WAR and RC/27.
Bourjos destroyed him in WAR and his RC/27 was very close.
Bourjos is a good defensive utility player, with speed. Three stolen bases last year. I think he will be a utility player, if he remains an Angel. "
Great speed, poor base stealer. If he can hit closer to 2011 he will be very valuable in the OF with this pitching staff. Dipoto likes fly ball pitchers. Although with the trio of HR pitchers, Hansen, Blanton and Vargas it would help if he was a couple of feet taller.
In 2011 he had 22 stolen bases. And he had three triples. He did not spend most of his time on the bench in 2011.
Does everyone conveniently forget this?
He did spend much of his time on the bench last year....however, it was because he wasn't performing. He was the starting center fielder last year until he lost his job. I admit it was a very short leash since the team was so horrible at the start of last year but the job was his to lose. For some reason Peter never looked good at the plate last year.
In 2011 he stole 22 bases on 31 attempts. Not very good....particularly when you consider how fast he is. It appears PB doesn't read pitcher's moves very well. His lead-offs are usually pretty small. Compare his approach when he is on base versus Trout's. No comparison. Anyway, I like PB and hope he nails it in 2012. His hitting is a big question mark for me.