It is time for one of my favorite games, guess the blind slash line! In this game, I give you the slash line for two players, only I don't tell you who they are (unless you read the title of the blog post, but let's not get bogged down in details). Then, I slowly reveal additional details and you decide which player you would rather have in the lineup everyday. Let's play!
Player A: .289/.327/.431
Player B: .271/.327/.438
Ooh! Very clever, those slash lines are so similar. Player A can hit for average a bit better, but Player B has a little more power and a better walk rate. Still, basically the same. It is almost like it is some sort of trick! But don't fret, you don't have to choose just yet.
Now, for the additional details. One of these players can play superlative defense at a premium position and steal a lot of bases. The other plays no defense and can barely walk briskly without looking like his leg is going to shatter into a million pieces. D'oh! I think that last clue might've been a giveaway.
So who do you want? Of course you want the guy with speed and defense. That player would be Player B, as in Bourjos. And that slash line is his line from 2011. That makes Player A Kendrys Morales and that slash line is his current numbers for this season.