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Let's not over-react, but a complete inability to score runs makes it hard to win ball games.

A possible solution is to move Jones to first, release Overbay, send down Ciriaco, and bring up d'Arnaud and Presley. That would probably mean playing Presley in Left, and moving Tabata to Right. And Jones (with an OPS of 207 versus left handers) would be exposed to left handers, Not to worry. Jones had an OPS of 220 versus left handers last year, so he should improve. But it won't be pretty, especially when Jones is asked to make a challenging play at first and then bat against a left hander in the next half inning. Please excuse me while I cringe.

The assumption is that Presley would play Left and Tabata would play Right. That's also assuming that Presley, not Paul, would get the added playing time. Xavier Paul at age 23 in Las Vegas  had an OPS+ = 108 and WOBA+ = 104. Alex Presley at age 25 in Indianapolis had an OPS+ = 118 and WOBA+ = 109. But Las Vegas is a plus park for hitters, and Indianapolis is a neutral to minus park for hitters. So my take would be that Presley is a better prospect, especially when you factor in his apparently better fielding.A complication is that Presley plays center and left (for the most part), Probably better than Paul, though his arm is short for right.

I'd really appreciate a better solution than this. Please help.

 

 

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