11/20/2012 12:37 PM
Glove or bat at BU SS?

My everyday SS is JimDarwin.  He's won 3 of he last 5 GG's, had 29 + plays last year, and has a very consistent .680-ish bat with about 15 homers.  He gets 144 starts every year, on the average.

MY BU SS has been BennyScharein.  Decent glove (4 + plays in 700 career SS innings) = .968/5.33.  But most of his appearance are as a defensive late-inning OF.

My current pet player is DustySalmon.  Plays everywhere, has some pop, love the Makeup, hits at a .752 career rate.  85/77/80/84 glove.
He will start the 1st 20 games at 3B, until I bring up a AAA guy...then he will be my BU 3B and 2B, getting a start every tenth game, or so, at each position.  I like having a versatile positional player who doesn't kill me with the bat.

So my question is....If I make him my BU SS, as well.....should I be pretty comfortable with his glove there.  I generally like glovey SS's.  He has 400 career SS innings.  .934/4.75 with no +'s or -'s.  The - part surprises me.  I suppose his range is fine and his glove shows up in the .934

Anyway, I think I've talked myself into Salmon.  What say you?
11/20/2012 12:42 PM
If you tried to spread Salmon's starts to your more flyball-prone SPs, all the better.

He's a really good 2B/3B glove, but he won't kill you at SS if you compare to the recs (80/85/85/85).

I just wouldn't throw him out there in a game you need to have, cuz you know that'll be a 3-error game for sure.
11/20/2012 12:57 PM
I think Salmon's a little better overall than Scharein.  If you go that road, I would list Darwin as a defensive replacement at SS and rest him just a touch more often so that you get Darwin in at the end of close games when he's not the starter.
11/20/2012 1:03 PM
Hadn't thought about that dedelman.  That makes great sense.
11/20/2012 1:34 PM
Sneaky!  I like it!

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