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Why is Taylor Featherston starting over Grant Green?


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Which is fine for innings 8/9 if you're ahead (which we aren't very often).....For innings 1-7 in a pennant race, .130 doesn't play real well....

This. Even if Green is a percentage point better than Taylor offensively, which I think we all can agree on, he has to be in there at this point in the season. Especially with how abysmal this offense has been all season.

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In limited playing time, Green has a .489 OPS. Yes, Featherston's is even worse, but when you get into sub .500 OPS territory, it's all bad. Green has never done anything in the majors, and I think it's time for everyone to just realize that he's not good. Second base is a massive black hole in the organization, as Yarbrough had a terrible year this year, too. So much for being the heir apparent.

It's sad that a replacement-level guy like Johnny G is, by far, the best option in the org.

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This thread was made because he made an "error" that was ruled a hit. It wasn't an easy play, he was going to cover 2nd on a hit and run, the ball was hit behind him, so he stops moves back, reaches for the ball and the ball goes over his glove that he seemed to be already closing. The guy is a solid defensive player with a plus arm. That's why he plays over a poor defensive 2nd baseman like Green.

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He is, but at this point he is best projected as an INF utility who can play 3 positions well and maybe start 40-50 games a season once he gets more minor league hitting experience in 2016.

Even Ray Oyler in 1968 was a better hitter.

But there is no way I would lose a 1st round pick to sign a 33 year-old in 2016 HK to a multi-year deal.

Signing Heyward to fix LF canyon sized issue on the other hand is a different story, being just age 27 in 2016.

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This thread was made because he made an "error" that was ruled a hit. It wasn't an easy play, he was going to cover 2nd on a hit and run, the ball was hit behind him, so he stops moves back, reaches for the ball and the ball goes over his glove that he seemed to be already closing. The guy is a solid defensive player with a plus arm. That's why he plays over a poor defensive 2nd baseman like Green.

Featherston's defense, particularly his throwing, isn't very good either.

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