|Ah, yes, the profit player. Everyone hates him b/c his real baseball skills are lacking, so they price him low. Yet, he turns in a solid season in terms of rotisserie earnings.
Rasmus will earn $12+. If I can get him for $12 it's all profit. I even consider it profit if I get him at his inflation price of $14 and he just earns his raw value. Got to spend that inflation somewhere of I'll be left holding a boatload of money at the end.
|Toronto should have moved him a couple years back when he had that incredible June/July run. The swing is to long and he can be beat consistently on the inside. On D he will make an incredible running catch and turn around two innings later and drop a routine fly ball. In short bursts he will provide solid value but after watching virtually all of his games since arriving in Toronto I'm not betting on anything he accomplishes being sustainable.|
|Also 12.6% InfieldFly of a 45% flyball rate doesn't support a .358 BABIP.
His BABIP in 2010 was better supported on those 2 fronts.
|a) Well - he'd better stay in Toronto!
Home: .913 OPS
Road: .761 OPS
b) He should clearly be a platoon player:
RHP: .893 OPS
LHP: .712 OPS
c) His numbers were bumped considerably by a very hot 2nd half before he got hurt:
pre AS break: .816 OPS (312 AB)
post AS break: .910 OPS (112 AB)
Problem is - that post AS break featured a .391 BABIP. Which might just mean he was lucky enough to get his oblique injury before his BA collapsed again.
I wouldn't bet on reproducable results for a guy who strikes out once per 3 ABs.
|Geez, no comments at all for a pretty decent 2013? OPS goes from meh to winner, winner, chicken dinner.|
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