UMFan83 wrote:Transmogrified Tiger wrote:I've always been of the mind that Almora becoming a lot like Pillar would be a pretty great outcome. After this year it looks like he's trending that way, albeit with slightly different offense/defense proportions.
I looked at his numbers and thought 'damn these look horsefeathers, I'd hope Almora is better than that' but then I saw his splits are pretty much as extreme as Almora's.
If Almora can't provide a defensive value approaching Pillar, I can't see him playing most of the time against RHP.
Admittedly this idea was spawned with the idea of 2015 Pillar in mind, who was at least approaching average with the bat. Today I'm more confident that Almora will outpace him with the bat(and therefore be an everyday option), but also a little less certain he will be a defensive monster like Pillar.