You can say whatever you want about his spring numbers, I am going to make a case for him to make the team without them. Even though he hasn't logged the big league AB, I would say you know what you are going to get from him more so than some other options(Alvarez). He didn't wow anyone in rookie ball, just had enough hits, enough walks, enough power to move onto A ball. He didn't wow anyone there, once again hit enough, walked enough and had some gap power to move onto Altoona. Same thing in Altoona and then last year the same thing in Indy. He doesn't have any eye popping numbers that would make you think he is going to be a break out player. But he doesn't have any huge holes in his game that would make you think he wouldn't at the very least be adequate in the lineup. Is he going to learn or develop more in AAA? Maybe a little, but I think the at bats and confidence in AAA would help Alvarez a lot more while I think Hague could help the big league club more by default. He isn't going to strikeout 3 times in a game and take the wind out of our sails. If you had a runner on third and down one run in the 8th. Would you rather it be Hague or Alvarez. A lot to be said for the guy who knows he has to put the ball into the outfield and does it. If someone is playing better, then I would feel good with a guy like Hague on the bench to pinch hit. Let Alvarez come along when he is ready if he gets ready.