DYSON, not the answer in CENTERFIELD

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  1. horsehead

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    He looks unsure and uncomfortable in CENTER.
    While I am at it ...
    Nick A does not look like a gold glover from my objective seat either.
     
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    Ahmed is an excellent fielder. Are you confusing "gold glove" with "can hit his own weight"?
     
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    (A) Other than the blowing wind in Chicago, Dyson has looked smooth in CF. Starting vs. righties, he
    has been a good leadoff hitter.

    (B) Ahmed gets to balls that other shortstops don't and makes great throws to 1B. And, as long as
    he hits over .250, he has become a solid Major League SS with some power.

    And he hits a 2-out 2-strike double vs. the Rays to tie the game. Clutch hit. But then, he does better
    vs. lefties than righties. Nevertheless, he came through.
     
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    True, Nick is hitting .250 and is a well above average SS, he is NOT our problem.
     
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    In a game that we need to win (after losing twice to the Rays),
    our leadoff hitter, Dyson, walks twice and scores twice in his
    first two at-bats and the D-backs have a 2-0 lead.

    After years of not having a role playing leadoff hitter, we now
    one. And it is so good to see him coming through.

    And in this series, Jones was not moved to leadoff vs. the
    lefty and left in the heart of the order for the first time.

    I hope that continues.
     
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    I like Dyson just fine in center if it leaves Marte at second.
     
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    As much as I'd like to agree, it makes sense to platoon Dyson starting most games (vs. righties).
     
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    Dyson has played well in center and his batting has been great to. Not sure why anyone would think he's not playing well.
     
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    Joshua Inman (@RoofNPanelsOpen)
    5/9/19, 7:59 PM
    Jarrod Dyson has a 130 wRC+ and 15.6% BB rate.

    Is he hitting the ball harder? Hardly. Is his plate discipline better? Nope.

    But hey it’s Jarrod Dyson and his wRC+ is 130, let’s enjoy it while it lasts
     
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    Is hitting the ball harder the primary criterion for a leadoff hitter. His job is to get on base,
    steal bases and be in a position to score, which he has been doing.

    The recent game when he walked and scored our only two runs for most of the game in his
    first two at-bats was a good example.

    Generally, that type of hitter, when given the chance, is less susceptible to slumps than
    those whose job it is to hit the ball hard.

    And Torey wisely uses him in a platoon as his primary CF (vs. right-handed pitchers).

    It is working well!
     
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    somewhat off topic.

     
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    As I posted earlier in this thread, I am so glad to see that we have a genuine leadoff hitter for the first time in . . . forever.

    Dyson starts in a platoon vs. RHP. I would like to see him have a chance to start against LHP as well. In limited action, he is 3-for-8 vs. lefties with three walks. The more he bats leadoff, the more it helps the team.

    He would have to improve his overall production at home games. And at night. Although his .371 OBP at night isn't too far behind during the day at .417, which is what a leadoff hitter is supposed to do.

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