Cubswin11 wrote:OBP is only one metric to judge their value on, Almora is at .301 the last two years combined, Pillar is at .285 but Pillar has a higher wOBA and wRC+ in that period and ever since the BABIP dried up around June 2018 Almora is running a .280 and .270 OBP from June and July 2018-present.
And how would Pillar take ABs away from Happ when Happ is clearly better vs RHP and Pillar would just be the RHH caddy and late inning defense guy?
- It's the most important metric and we're talking 1800+ ML PAs of sub-.300 OBPs from Pillar
- What is the Cubs' incentive to platoon Ian Happ at 25 off of his finish last year with a half decade until FA in favor of a one year signing who isn't even actually a good hitter against LHP? For reference Pillar has a .323 wOBA against LHP, Happ .321