FYI - as of August 23rd Hoes has an OPS of .805 in 72 ABs.
Yes, it's a small sample, but it has constantly improved as he's getting playing time. His OBA is only .347, but that's because he's only had two walks. Considering that is was over .400 at AAA with the same batting average I would expect that number to climb.
It really galls me that we traded this guy - EXACTLY the kind of player we need to fix our lineup - along with Josh Hader
and a first round draft pick for a #5 SP in order to prop up up a team that hasn't shown itself to be playoff quality all season. WHY? Just to sell some more tickets?http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... lj01.shtml