osforlife wrote:Avery is a great athlete, but I don't think he really fits in our organization. LJ Hoes is looking more and more like the Orioles 2014 left fielder. If he starts to hit better, he could be nice trade bait. He is only 23, but IMO will be more Chris Dickerson than Nate McLouth.
mikezpen wrote:Hoes has improved his OBA every year and is now over .400. That's real good, although he's not a base stealer.Avery probably has a higher ceiling, but he doesn't seem to be headed in that direction these days.
ofahn wrote:In a perfect world we would open next season with Jones moving to LF, Avery hitting at Hoes' level and playing CF, and Urrutia as the DH against LH pitching.
osforlife wrote:I've heard this about Urrutia hitting against LHP before. He's strictly a left handed hitter, does he hit LHP better than RHP for some reason?
ofahn wrote:It's not that I question his talent, it's just that I think it would be best to let him hit in a position where he can be most successful right away. We had Machado hitting in the eight hole when he first came up and after about 200 ABs he was moved to the two hole. Maybe we'll get lucky and Urrutia will produce quickly, too.
osforlife wrote:But don't you think that's weird? Henry Urrutia is a left handed hitter. Why would he come to the majors and hit left handed pitching? I think it would make a whole lot more sense if a left handed hitter hit right handed pitching?
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