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Luis Rojas has three players for two positions, 3B and LF. Here are his choices:
Player A – .298/.394/.458
Player B – .244/.314/.344
Player C – .261/.337/.445
Here are the triple slash numbers for our guys in the last 28 days:
Player A – .256/.340/.395
Player B – .207/.258/.268
Player C – .312/.396/.473
If you were managing a team struggling for offense, who would you pick? It’s pretty clear that the choices should be A and C. Rojas has opted for B and C, instead.
You can try to defend Rojas’ choice of McNeil over Davis by saying the former is better on defense. The immediate reply would be: Did you see McNeil in LF Monday night? He ran gingerly and threw like a second-rate Brandon Nimmo. Davis is lousy in left field. But there’s no way that McNeil’s defense in 2021 makes up for 209 points of OPS in the four weeks, or 194 points of OPS on a year-long basis.
We all want the 2018-19 version of McNeil to show up these last two-plus weeks of the season. It just doesn’t look like that’s in the cards. It’s time to go with the inferior defensive option in Davis and let him get three or four chances at the plate each night, instead of maybe just one.
BoomBoom joined my knockout/do or die/suicide pool and we both survived Week #1. He took the 49ers and I took the Rams. Hopefully, we both survive Week #2, too