What to do about 1B? (or, Parmy and Cola and Mauer, oh my!)
by, 09-15-2013 at 09:21 AM (411 Views)
Both Chris Colabello and Chris Parmelee have absolutely raked in AAA, Parmelee last year and Colabello this year. Most players with those kinds of statistics in AAA can be successful in MLB.
Not all. It doesn’t always work. The way Parmelee hit this year is certainly a concern. Was the sudden inability to hit caused by a change in his approach or the approach the pitchers take to him?
Is Colabello going to start hitting MLB pitching like he belongs there? He has an .863 OPS in his last 14 days covering 39 PA, but you can always find a bright spot if your Sample Size is Small enough.
And whatever you believe about the above questions, do you:
1. insist on putting the 5’ 10” Arcia at 1B?
2. sign Justin Morneau?
3. leave the position to Mauer?
4. put Colabello there and expect him to win the position?
5. Put forth a different solution not mentioned here?
I anxiously await the profound wisdom I just know will soon be coming my way.