SouthSideRyan wrote:Did I miss why everyone hates Almora now and is willing to trade him for whatever? Is it just because of banking on getting Harper and him having nowhere to play?
I just don’t think he’s anything special and his stats now are likely his peak. He doesn’t walk, he doesn’t hit for power or the ball overly hard, he doesn’t hit RHP, he has to run a crazy high BABIP to carry even a decent average and he’s slow as horsefeathers so I don’t buy the infield/GB hits continuing, he’s an awful base runner and he is a good but not great fielder who already is slow and as he gets slower I fear he can’t handle CF. He has a nice contact/hit tool though and handles lefties well, which obviously is nice to have on the current team construction. But to me he seems like a 2-3 WAR OF as his ceiling who is incredibly contact/BABIP dependent for value, not exactly hard to replace and if someone wants to buy in to his unsustainable batting average and diving/running/jumping catches meaning he’s an elite defender I’d be all for selling out now.