ofahn wrote:Thames is 26 and has never had an OBA above .325 in the majors. Hoes is 23 and has been consistently improving. In fact, Hoes has an OPS in his first 26 ABs with Houston about equal to what Thames had in his last season in the majors. I don't see this as a hard choice.
1. But Thames has only had approximately one full season in the majors. He held his own with a .250/.296/.431. That's not that bad for a rookie campaign. He rakes in AAA. He should be given time to prove himself in the majors.
2. Throw out what Hoes has done in the majors so far. At the end of the year I'll see what he has done. 26 ABs is about a week's worth of at-bats; means nothing.
3. Stinson is 25 with no ceiling at all. He doesn't strike enough hitters out, his walk rate isn't impressive, he has a high WHIP wherever he pitches. I'd say Stinson is a borderline major league relief pitcher. At least Thames' numbers are impressive in the minors.