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Thread: Mackey: Why Twins like Suzuki over Pinto

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    I thought it was all in Gardy and Ryan/Antony's hands. Pinto can play well all he wants, but if Gardy wants a vet, he'll play a vet if he's available.
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    Until he was horridly abused in Oakland, leading to injuries aplenty, Suzuki was very solid with the bat. He never had an OPS+ over 100, mind you, but he wasn't a void, either, hitting .272/.329/.398 over that time with solid gap power and solid contact rate (only striking out 11.5% of the time while walking 6.6%). Oakland used him well as a hit-and-run sort of guy with good bat control. He's not a 30-homer guy or a .300 hitter, but he's not a "black hole" on offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggentleben View Post
    , but he's not a "black hole" on offense.
    That depends on if he's more like the .700 OPS hitter from earlier in his career, or the .600 OPS guy from the last two.
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