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  1. Who are you and what did you do with Marc Hulet? Did you kill him to take over his Prospect Rankings? Judas.

    Comment by Matty Brown — January 21, 2011 @ 11:37 am

  2. I like the decimal points in ages. There’s a HUGE difference between 23.6 and 23.7

    Comment by Big Jgke — January 21, 2011 @ 11:54 am

  3. “only three major league center fielders had BABIPs greater than .355 in 2010- Carlos Gonzalez, Josh Hamilton, and Austin Jackson. ”

    Considering both Carlos Gonzalez and Josh Hamilton spend the majority of their time in LF and aren’t fulltime CF anymore, it lends more weight to the BABIP comment.

    Comment by CanMan — January 21, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

  4. It probably does not bode well when your top prospect is Juan Pierre at shortstop.

    Comment by D4P — January 21, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

  5. I’m trying to get a handle on Gordon… so he’s like a young Delino Deshields as a shortstop?

    Comment by sourbob — January 21, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  6. I like that you pointed that out. If anyone else had done it, it might have come off as sarcastic.

    Comment by camisadelgolf — January 21, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

  7. Juan Pierre with strong defense at Short would be a pretty sweet player; entertaining at least.

    Comment by Matty Brown — January 21, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

  8. Last season Starlin Castro was worth 2 WAR with average defense, an average bat, and only 10 stolen bases in 120 games at shortstop. If that’s the floor for Gordon, then the Dodgers should be happy. Even if they trade 15 points in batting average for 30 stolen bases and 20 more games they’ll be happy.

    Also Juan Pierre was a good player for a number of years.

    Comment by DavidCEisen — January 21, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

  9. I hear you DP4, but Juan P. playing SS with a good arm is a different value to Juan playing LEFT with a dead arm.

    Sourbob–thats a nasty thing to say to a Dodger fan.

    I admit I have learned to have doubts about any banjo hitting speedster; It seems like many come and go and few make it

    Comment by Gen3blue — January 21, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

  10. Interesting Fact: Juan Pierre played exactly 162 games per season from 2003-2007 and accrued 13.8 WAR in that time span.

    He tallied 289 Steals and 479 Runs, along with a whopping 9 Homeruns.

    Man, I love browsing player-pages here @ FanGraphs.

    Comment by Matty Brown — January 21, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

  11. A young Delino Deshields Jr. even, only older.

    Comment by theflash141 — January 21, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

  12. I don’t understand why everyone is struggling to comprehend what kind of player Gorden is. It’s like no one ever heard of a light hitting, speedy shortstop. He’s a better, faster version of David Eckstein. Look at Rafael Furcal’s 2000 or 2009 season. Julio Lugo in 2005. It’s a skill set that can result in a 4-5 WAR season or a 1.5 WAR season (Elvis Andrus last season for example).

    Comment by DavidCEisen — January 21, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

  13. Making Juan Pierre the 8th best center fielder during that time period. More valuable than: Tori Hunter, Johnny Damon, and Coco Crisp. Pierre was a good player.

    Assuming the same production, if Pierre were a shortstop he would have been worth roughly 15 WAR during that time span or a 3 WAR per year player.

    Comment by DavidCEisen — January 21, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  14. I too thought the notes were fairly comprehensive. Is it always necessary to have a direct MLB com? He’s not the next Rafael Furcal or Jose Reyes but perhaps some proxy minus the arm or the pop.

    Comment by Scout Finch — January 21, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  15. uh oh, here we go again.

    hopefully minus all the injuries too

    Comment by Boo Radley — January 21, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

  16. Since when is it wrong for your SS to have a plus glove, plus speed, good contact hitter at the plate?

    Comment by ray — January 21, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

  17. As others have said, Juan Pierre would have been far more palatable at short. Also, Gordon has shown a lot more potential for line drive power that Pierre doesn’t have. He can also throw.

    Comment by AA — March 27, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

  18. He will probably have a much lower K rate and a lower BB rate, and I don’t know if he will ever be capable of double digit homers. Almost certainly hits for a higher average.

    His upside, if he develops patience, might be Chone Figgins but sticking at SS.

    Comment by AA — March 27, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

  19. The difference is that most banjo hitting speedsters these days are CFers, some of whom can’t throw enough to stick there full time.

    Comment by AA — March 27, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

  20. Gordon has the arm. Well, not many have Furcal’s arm, but Gordon certainly can throw.

    Comment by AA — March 27, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

  21. Dee Gordon is simply a lock to be great—300 Ba 40 Sb –great defense-Jerry Sands and Tray Robinson both will be good and maybe great–At least 3 of the pitchers will be great–The Dodgers have a fine future here

    Comment by rayspc — March 29, 2011 @ 10:51 am

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