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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .223 2 21 19 1 .225 0.4
Birth Date10-12-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72010
-0.02011
0.42012
-0.32013
0.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2008 CIN 25 38 89 80 5 15 2 0 1 20 7 18 2 0 0 6 0 0 .188 .270 .250 .193 -2.7 2.4 -0.0
2009 CIN 26 90 292 256 36 54 21 0 1 78 26 40 5 0 5 16 2 0 .211 .296 .305 .211 -2.2 8.1 0.6
2010 CIN 27 82 228 200 23 52 10 0 5 77 22 30 2 1 3 25 1 3 .260 .338 .385 .268 9.6 -3.0 0.7
2011 CIN 28 114 366 336 27 72 14 1 0 88 18 46 4 5 3 23 3 2 .214 .259 .262 .205 -5.2 4.8 -0.0
2012 ATL 29 55 186 167 18 31 6 1 0 39 17 30 2 0 0 9 1 0 .186 .269 .234 .198 -2.1 5.8 0.4
2013 ATL 30 52 45 41 7 7 2 0 0 9 3 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 .171 .222 .220 .159 -2.5 0.1 -0.3
Career43112061080116231552731193175157118175.214.284.288.215-5.018.31.4

Advanced

'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
2004 BIL Rk 66 263 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DYT A 55 254 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .266 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DYT A 26 108 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .410 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 91 393 .280 .261 .331 .387 .258 .286 101 7.5 9.9 3.9 6.4 -0.4 23.3 2.9 23.3 2.9
2006 CHT AA 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHT AA 88 391 .244 .259 .331 .391 .262 .285 102 -6.5 11.3 4.1 6.5 -1.4 5.3 1.2 5.3 1.2
2007 LOU AAA 55 227 .210 .255 .327 .381 .252 .233 97 -12.1 6.5 3 0.2 -1.0 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2008 CIN MLB 38 89 .193 .254 .327 .397 .259 .230 96 -6.4 2.6 1.2 2.4 -0.6 -2.7 -0.0 -2.7 -0.0
2008 LOU AAA 92 365 .248 .262 .328 .409 .263 .292 94 -5 11.0 4.9 -2.9 0.7 12.3 0.9 12.3 0.9
2009 CIN MLB 90 292 .211 .266 .335 .423 .267 .247 97 -15.4 8.4 3.9 8.1 2.0 1.3 1.0 -2.2 0.6
2010 CIN MLB 82 228 .268 .256 .323 .402 .269 .283 97 1.8 6.3 2.5 -3.0 -1.3 9.6 0.7 9.6 0.7
2011 CIN MLB 114 366 .205 .254 .317 .396 .261 .244 102 -19.7 9.9 4.1 4.8 -0.2 -5.2 -0.0 -5.2 -0.0
2011 LOU AAA 13 53 .272 .240 .318 .366 .242 .256 94 0.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.7 3.5 0.4 3.5 0.4
2012 ATL MLB 55 186 .198 .253 .315 .397 .260 .226 98 -11.5 5.1 2.3 5.8 1.1 -2.1 0.4 -2.1 0.4
2012 LOU AAA 49 194 .256 .259 .330 .401 .258 .259 106 -1 5.8 2.3 -3.8 1.7 9.7 0.6 9.7 0.6
2013 ATL MLB 52 45 .159 .250 .311 .367 .251 .226 99 -4.3 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
2013 GWN AAA 41 152 .204 .258 .328 .389 .256 .269 102 -9.2 4.4 2 2.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.1 -3.2 -0.1
2014 CSP AAA 67 226 .198 .263 .329 .403 .260 .276 105 -16 6.8 1.5 -1.6 -0.3 -6.5 -0.8 -6.5 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 46 172 .269 .278 .341 .436 .268 .346 101 1.8 5.2 2.2 0.7 -1.6 9.7 1.0 9.7 1.0

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
2004 BIL Rk 263 39 54 11 0 2 22 45 45 7 3 .263 .397 .346 .083 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DYT A 254 30 51 10 2 5 29 29 38 5 2 .245 .340 .385 .139 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAR A+ 393 53 93 17 2 9 55 38 39 8 2 .278 .355 .421 .143 .280 23.3 6.4 2.9
2006 CHT AA 16 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 .267 .312 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DYT A 108 19 39 6 0 5 18 7 10 0 0 .398 .443 .612 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHT AA 391 46 79 21 2 1 20 50 54 10 3 .244 .356 .330 .086 .244 5.3 6.5 1.2
2007 LOU AAA 227 20 44 8 1 3 19 14 31 2 0 .221 .265 .317 .095 .210 -3.2 0.2 -0.3
2008 CIN MLB 89 5 15 2 0 1 6 7 18 0 0 .188 .270 .250 .062 .193 -2.7 2.4 -0.0
2008 LOU AAA 365 45 80 20 1 7 42 26 71 2 0 .252 .317 .387 .135 .248 12.3 -2.9 0.9
2009 CIN MLB 292 36 54 21 0 1 16 26 40 2 0 .211 .296 .305 .094 .211 -2.2 8.1 0.6
2010 CIN MLB 228 23 52 10 0 5 25 22 30 1 3 .260 .338 .385 .125 .268 9.6 -3.0 0.7
2011 LOU AAA 53 9 11 2 0 1 3 7 4 1 0 .256 .377 .372 .116 .272 3.5 0.2 0.4
2011 CIN MLB 366 27 72 14 1 0 23 18 46 3 2 .214 .259 .262 .048 .205 -5.2 4.8 -0.0
2012 LOU AAA 194 27 40 12 1 4 11 20 26 0 1 .237 .332 .391 .154 .256 9.7 -3.8 0.6
2012 ATL MLB 186 18 31 6 1 0 9 17 30 1 0 .186 .269 .234 .048 .198 -2.1 5.8 0.4
2013 GWN AAA 152 11 28 5 0 0 12 13 32 0 0 .207 .285 .244 .037 .204 -3.2 2.2 -0.1
2013 ATL MLB 45 7 7 2 0 0 2 3 11 0 0 .171 .222 .220 .049 .159 -2.5 0.1 -0.3
2014 CSP AAA 226 18 49 9 1 1 19 13 35 1 2 .234 .284 .301 .067 .198 -6.5 -1.6 -0.8
2014 OMA AAA 172 17 48 11 1 2 17 15 18 0 3 .314 .375 .438 .124 .269 9.7 0.7 1.0

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
2008 340 0.5235 0.4882 0.8012 0.6742 0.2840 0.8750 0.6087 0.1988
2009 1117 0.5479 0.4749 0.8698 0.6732 0.2337 0.8956 0.7797 0.1283
2010 812 0.5554 0.4433 0.8750 0.5898 0.2604 0.9248 0.7340 0.1222
2011 1350 0.5444 0.4896 0.8652 0.6667 0.2764 0.9286 0.6824 0.1288
2012 732 0.5505 0.4495 0.8845 0.6576 0.1945 0.9358 0.6719 0.1155
2013 173 0.5723 0.4566 0.7722 0.6566 0.1892 0.8308 0.5000 0.2278
Career45240.54770.46980.86290.65320.2470.91320.70150.1344

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-10-04 2013-10-04 DTD 0 0 - Fracture Weight Lifting - -
2013-03-22 2013-05-10 15-DL 49 34 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-10-08 2012-10-08 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Instability and Labrum 2012-10-08 -
2012-09-19 2012-10-05 DTD 16 13 Left Shoulder Dislocation - -
2012-04-29 2012-06-14 Minors 46 43 Left Wrist Fracture HBP - -
2011-08-17 2011-08-17 DTD 0 0 - Foot Soreness - -
2011-05-07 2011-05-11 DTD 4 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2005-06-06 2005-09-06 Minors 92 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-06-08

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 COL $
2013 ATL $725,000
2012 CIN $850,000
2011 CIN $437,500
2010 CIN $412,500
2009 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,825,000
5 yrTotal$2,825,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 115 dMoye Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/27/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 7/1/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/4/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.725M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 11/12 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 70, 80, 90, 100, 110 games. Award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, MVP, WS MVP.
  • 1 year/$0.85M (2012). Re-signed by Cincinnati 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cincinnati 7/14/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4375M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4125M (2010). Re-signed 3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed 2/25/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07. Re-signed 1/29/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (5-138). $0.21M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 510 51 122 28 2 5 46 48 69 3 2 .271 .345 .377 .260 18.0 SS 5, 2B -1 2.4
80o 490 47 112 26 2 5 43 43 68 3 2 .256 .328 .355 .247 11.1 SS 5, 2B -1 1.6
70o 475 44 103 24 2 4 40 40 67 2 1 .245 .315 .340 .237 6.4 SS 5, 2B -1 1.1
60o 462 41 97 23 1 4 38 38 66 2 1 .235 .304 .327 .229 2.6 SS 5, 2B -1 0.7
50o 450 39 91 21 1 4 36 36 65 2 1 .227 .294 .315 .221 -0.7 SS 5, 2B -1 0.3
40o 438 37 86 20 1 4 34 34 65 2 1 .218 .284 .303 .214 -3.9 SS 4, 2B -1 -0.1
30o 425 34 80 19 1 3 32 31 64 2 1 .209 .273 .290 .206 -7.1 SS 4, 2B -1 -0.4
20o 410 32 74 17 1 3 30 29 63 2 1 .199 .261 .276 .196 -10.6 SS 4, 2B -1 -0.8
10o 390 28 66 15 1 3 27 26 61 1 1 .184 .243 .255 .183 -15.0 SS 4, 2B -1 -1.3
Weighted Mean4554094221437376621.231.299.320.2250.7SS 5, 2B -10.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 30% 12% 19% 90%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201532250234611021819361.204.274.279.212-0.7-8.10.12.812.1-23.02.1
201633250244912021921350.219.291.296.225-0.1-3.10.12.714.9-20.92.1
201734407377818122930610.210.276.279.215-0.4-7.40.34.314.9-26.93.4
201835250234610021719390.202.269.269.206-1.3-14.40.22.614.9-32.12.1
20193663857114271344501010.201.271.269.208-0.4-9.20.56.314.9-31.05.3
202037250234812011820390.214.285.285.219-0.6-7.10.22.414.9-24.72.1
20213862255116271343451010.206.271.272.208-0.5-9.60.55.814.9-30.95.1
202239277245112011919450.205.266.269.206-1.3-14.70.22.514.9-32.32.3
20234060853108251340441040.195.261.258.199-1.1-15.30.55.414.9-36.15.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
7.918.813.37.63.53.851.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 75)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 82 Alex Cora 2007 .230
2 81 Brendan Ryan 2013 .203
3 80 Marco Scutaro 2007 .254
4 80 Ramon Santiago 2011 .242
5 80 Oscar Robles 2007 .219
6 80 Nick Punto 2009 .226
7 79 Cesar Izturis 2011 .168
8 79 Eric Bruntlett 2009 .183
9 79 Scott Fletcher 1990 .233
10 79 Dick Groat 1962 .247
11 79 Aaron Miles 2008 .262
12 78 Spike Owen 1992 .272
13 78 Matt Tolbert 2013 .000 DNP
14 78 Jerry Hairston 2007 .194
15 78 Ron Hansen 1969 .244
16 78 Craig Grebeck 1996 .183
17 78 Alex Arias 1999 .267
18 78 Brendan Harris 2012 .000 DNP
19 77 Josh Wilson 2012 .000 DNP
20 77 Tony Fernandez 1993 .261
21 77 Billy Goodman 1957 .286
22 77 Tom Herr 1987 .255
23 76 Roy McMillan 1961 .235
24 76 Johnny Logan 1957 .257
25 76 Ryan Theriot 2011 .240
26 76 Wayne Causey 1968 .185
27 76 Adam Everett 2008 .234
28 76 Solly Hemus 1954 .324
29 76 Skip Schumaker 2011 .254
30 76 Harold Reynolds 1992 .244
31 76 Craig Counsell 2002 .248
32 76 Bill Mueller 2002 .263
33 75 Ken Oberkfell 1987 .240
34 75 Jack Wilson 2009 .233
35 75 Bobby Crosby 2011 .000 DNP
36 75 Ramon Vazquez 2008 .266
37 75 Johnny Ray 1988 .290
38 75 Kevin Seitzer 1993 .265
39 75 Barry Larkin 1995 .302
40 75 Dave Cash 1979 .281
41 75 Johnny Temple 1959 .294
42 75 Red Schoendienst 1954 .273
43 75 Jim Gantner 1984 .248
44 75 Jody Reed 1994 .251
45 75 Rich Dauer 1984 .230
46 74 Mike Sharperson 1993 .249
47 74 Jose Oquendo 1995 .227
48 74 Billy Klaus 1960 .245
49 74 Jerry Lumpe 1964 .242
50 74 Reggie Willits 2012 .000 DNP
51 74 Jeff Frye 1998 .000 DNP
52 74 Ricky Gutierrez 2001 .269
53 74 Alfredo Amezaga 2009 .193
54 74 Jeff Reboulet 1995 .271
55 74 Fernando Vina 2000 .266
56 74 Mark Loretta 2003 .289
57 74 Ozzie Smith 1986 .267
58 74 Jeff King 1996 .276
59 74 Steve Sax 1991 .271
60 74 Frank Bolling 1963 .245
61 74 Johnny Damon 2005 .282
62 73 Don Kessinger 1974 .242
63 73 Ken Aspromonte 1963 .231
64 73 Luis Rodriguez 2011 .249
65 73 Bill Doran 1989 .252
66 73 Omar Vizquel 1998 .249
67 73 Scott Podsednik 2007 .231
68 73 Don Buford 1968 .333
69 73 Edgardo Alfonzo 2005 .234
70 73 Chris Speier 1981 .227
71 73 Bob Aspromonte 1969 .246
72 73 Roberto Alomar 1999 .302
73 73 Quilvio Veras 2002 .000 DNP
74 73 Puddin Head Jones 1957 .245
75 73 Jose Offerman 2000 .256
76 73 Al Spangler 1965 .241
77 73 Mike Greenwell 1995 .271
78 73 Pete Runnels 1959 .293
79 73 Norm Larker 1962 .280
80 73 Casey Candaele 1992 .211
81 73 Lenny Green 1964 .241
82 73 Danny Heep 1989 .270
83 73 Bobby Avila 1955 .275
84 72 Alex Cintron 2010 .000 DNP
85 72 Jim Norris 1980 .216
86 72 Larry Brown 1971 .176
87 72 Chris Burke 2011 .000 DNP
88 72 Tim Flannery 1989 .224
89 72 Harvey Kuenn 1962 .290
90 72 Felix Millan 1975 .259
91 72 Ted Kubiak 1973 .229
92 72 Eddie Milner 1986 .262
93 72 Bud Harrelson 1975 .218
94 72 Omar Quintanilla 2013 .218
95 72 Rick Burleson 1982 .156
96 72 Eric Young 1998 .285
97 72 Marty Barrett 1989 .232
98 72 Luis Aparicio 1965 .250
99 72 Luis Gonzalez 1999 .309
100 72 Jack Perconte 1986 .227

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .187 .268 .229 .205
11 vs R (Multi) .207 .266 .273 .198
18 Split (Multi) .021 -.002 .044 -.006
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .000 .154 .000 .122
31 vs R (2013) .226 .250 .290 .172
38 Split (2013) .226 .096 .290 .050
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Atlanta needed another shortstop after Andrelton Simmons and Jack Wilson went down with injuries, so Frank Wren called up Walt Jocketty and made a deal for Janish. Janish is a crazy-good defensive shortstop and a crazy-bad hitter. The profile is enough to merit comparison to Rey Ordonez. Except here’s the thing: Ordonez’s career True Average is higher by one point. Yikes. The fewer plate appearances Janish gets, the happier his employers should be.
2012 Among shortstops with a meaningful amount of playing time in the majors last season, Janish ranked among the top five afield via BIS Plus/Minus and Total Zone, rating with the likes of Brendan Ryan, Alex Gonzalez, Clint Barmes and Troy Tulowitzki. But while they've all got guaranteed money and jobs in 2012, as the worst hitter in the lot Janish is stuck trying to live down losing in the one shot he's gotten at an everyday job in the big leagues. At the plate, Janish is easily overpowered and pitchers have learned that they don't need to be cute with him, however patient he might want to be.
2011 For the second consecutive season, serving as the understudy to a rickety veteran shortstop worked in Janish’s favor, as the nominal backup enjoyed another extended taste of starting. This time, he did it with a positive VORP, though his age and minor-league performance suggest that he’s already bumped up against his low offensive ceiling. As long as his bat doesn’t stray back below replacement level, his defensive chops should ensure at least an average performance at the position. The Reds’ decision to decline Orlando Cabrera’s option handed Janish a full-time job heading into 2011, and while the career part-timer won’t make any Reds fans forget Barry Larkin, he should prove equal to the task—though any severe slump could open the door for Cozart.
2010 As poor a hitter as Janish is, he’s that good with the glove, enough so that he was able to keep his head above replacement level last year (note the difference between his VORP and WARP totals above, as WARP includes defense and VORP doesn't). That's fitting, as Janish was very much a replacement player at shortstop last year after Alex Gonzalez was dealt to Boston at the deadline. As such, Janish will serve as a sufficient caddy to whatever solution the Reds find for shortstop for the coming season, but he shouldn’t retain the job himself as he hasn’t hit since he was in A-ball.
2009 Janish doesn't have any wood to go with his cowhide, but given the uncertainty for the Reds over who's available to play short, they may have to bite the bullet and hope that the youngster makes up in the field what he gives away at the plate. While that's not a ringing endorsement, is that plan any worse than giving Juan Castro yet another lease on life? Knowing Dusty Baker, somewhere, Neifi Perez's pager is beeping.
2008 Slick-fielding shortstop Paul Janish had a hard time hitting right-handed pitching in both Double- and Triple-A. Since most pitchers in baseball are righties, that's not promising.
2007 Drafted out of Rice in the fifth round of the 2004 draft, Janish lost a good chunk of 2005 to Tommy John surgery, so he`s already behind the curve for his age. That said, he`s a plus defender with an acceptable range of hitting skills. Sometimes these guys wind up with opportunities, but more often they don`t--anyone remember Nate Frese? If Janish adapts well to Double-A, he`ll have a chance.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it time for the Reds to bring up Zach Cozart and see if he's a legit MLB shortstop?
(Bob from Seattle)
Yes, that day is coming. I like Paul Janish, and his glove has kept his awful bat above water, if only just barely, but the Reds can do better. Cozart is now hitting .332/.376/.508 in his second crack at Triple-A. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Many of the local Reds bloggers are infatuated with SS Paul Janish. Sure, he's following the Over the Hill Gang (O. Cabrera, A. Gonzalez, R. Clayton etc)but can his glove carry hit bat? What line to you project at the dish for Paulie?
(Willie from Cincinnati)
Offensively, he's a non-option outside of deep NL-only fantasy leagues. Whether or not his glove can overcome his bat in "real baseball" is up to Dusty Baker, and to be fair, they do have a good enough offensive core that they can probably live with him hitting 8th. I'd love to see Todd Frazier get a shot, though, before they just give in and accept Janish. (Cory Schwartz)
2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)True or False: Walt Jocketty was smart to avoid the inefficient middle of the FA market and add complimentary pieces at budget friendly prices? Was it enough?
(RMR from Chicago)
I kind of buy that. I guess there was no reality in which they were going to bid on Carl Crawford, someone who would have been a nice fit in place of the Jonny Gomes/Chris Heisey/Fred Lewish mash-up that is now slated for left field. Edgar Renteria makes me nervous, the kind of guy Dusty Baker could lead off/give far too much playing time to. Not that I thought Paul Janish was the answer, but I was very curious what Zack Cozart might do at some point this year. (Steven Goldman)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul Janish at short is fine with me defensively, but offensively I hope they can do better. Do you think Jockety will stick with him or go in another direction. What would you do? It seems like their biggest weakness, and a big opportunity to improve, would you agree?
(mwball75 from Cincy, OH)
Not sure what Jocketty will do, but if it were me I’d look for an upgrade over Janish. If the Twins non-tender Hardy I’d look there first, since his glove is still top-notch and I still believe he can produce more at the plate than he has the last two seasons. On the other hand, the Reds need some on-base at the top of the order (whether Dusty knows that or not). Maybe I could pry Scutaro loose from the Red Sox, since he at least gives the possibility of a reasonable on-base percentage and you don’t take too big a hit in the field. (Ken Funck)
2010-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to get a handle on the Reds' signing of Cabrera. How much value, if any, does durability add to a player like that? That is, theoretically being able to pencil him in for 150+ games.
(Scott from DC)
He's good defensively -- or at least that's his reputation. I still don't have a defensive stat I trust (or understand) that I'll hang something on. Durability is huge for the Reds. I'm beginning to wonder if that section of the GAP is cursed. A whole ton of injuries there over the past couple years. Cabrera's better than Paul Janish and not that expensive, so a nice little signing for Jocketty, I think. (Will Carroll)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CK - Love it! Any prospects that you have unexplained affinities for?
(iorg34 from Minny)
Todd Frazier, because the bat will play. I find myself hoping Zack Cozart gets taken seriously, given that Paul Janish isn't really a solution, and I'm interested in how Tommy Manzella pans out. It's hard not to like Scott Sizemore and Alex Avila for the Tigers. I'm interested in seeing how Jose Ceda's comeback goes. I think this is the year for Brandon Wood, or at least I hope so. I root for Hank Conger. I'm more fond of Ian Desmond and Shairon Martis than probably makes sense. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneDear Dusty Baker,

Do you want your team to score more runs? Move Phillips and Cabrera down in the order and put guys who can get on base in those spots. Actually, replacing Cabrera with Paul Janish would be a good idea, too. And are you familiar with a player named Ryan Hannigan? He should be in the lineup, hitting leadoff or second. As Joe Morgan might say, "He's not fast, but he's an intelligent baserunner." (David Laurila)
 

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