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For As Much Crap As Aki Gets...

...Ryan Church might be worse.

His strikeout rate is higher, his walk rate is much lower, and his BABIP is higher than Aki's.  Their OBPs are almost exactly the same.

Now Church is seeing more regular time that he has all season in front of Lastings Milledge.

Look, I know everyone is very a little disappointed in Millz, but I can't find a single redeeming quality in Ryan Church's play, and I especially can't see why he, a career bench player with a track record of injury problems and absolutely no future with this team is taking at-bats away from a 24 year old who still has at least some potential to be part of the Pirates' future.

I realize how bad Lastings has looked at times, but especially on a home stand when he doesn't have to cover much ground in right at all, it is beyond me why his bat isn't in this lineup ahead of Ryan Church's.  The only guy who should be getting time ahead of him, and probably a platoon role when he gets back, is Steve Pearce.  This Church business is an absolute joke.

Anyone with me here?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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