Venable really has improved in every facet of the game. He is still weak against LHP, but for somebody who picked up the game late in his athletic life he’s pretty amazing. K’s are a real problem, but less so recently. It’s hard to predict what he can do but he sure is athletic. His arm is just average but man he can fly (29-7 sb’s). His .781ops vsRHP would rank him 8th or so as a NL CF’er. Not bad considering his mid-season slump and the fact he plays half his games at Petco. Gwynn may be better defensively but Venable is far better all-round. I hope the Pads put Venable in CF and leave him there for 2011. Then they can get some hitters to fill the corners.
Comment by algionfriddo — September 30, 2010 @ 10:55 pm
another in a long line of overrated Rockies hitters…Castilla, Bichette, etc etc etc…
Comment by oooreeeebaaaayyyy!!!!! — October 1, 2010 @ 6:51 am