The Winds of Winter
- Apr 3, 2012
- Reaction score
I am notorious for not wanting Castellanos ,,, what is your rationale considering his numbers and also bearing in mind he has had two seasons of 20+ home runs ,,, and he is not a def option
- Home runs are not everything, and even if they were, Castellanos plays in one of the stingiest HR home parks in baseball. He'd likely have hit 20+ in 2015 & 2016 and 30+ the past two seasons if he wasn't stuck at Comerica for half his games.
- He's leading the league in doubles with 34 as of now. He's one of the best gap hitters in baseball.
- He's got an .822 OPS this season, which would only trail Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor, Oscar Mercado, and Tyler Naquin on this year's team. Two stars, a young phenom, and a resurging Naquin.
- He's got an insane 1.152 OPS against left handed pitching this season.
He's got a .720 OPS at Comerica this season, and a .922 OPS on the road.
I would LOVE to slot another .820+ OPS guy into our lineup, especially one who was putting up those kinds of numbers at Comerica Park.