That and he’s getting extremely sporadic playing time which limits his ability actually make adjustments and improve against major league pitching. Texas needs to make a trade simply to avoid stunting the development of all three simultaneously and getting nothing out of this trio.
Considering how highly regarded Teagarden’s defense is compared to Salty’s, I’m really confused at how he’s being handled. It’s not like Salty’s hitting so far (in significantly more regular playing time) has been all that great… he’s still behind Elvis Andrus in terms of offensive production.
Comment by Joe Twinsfan — June 25, 2009 @ 11:24 am
I agree that the wrist is a big factor. Anyone think he could be pressing in order to try and leapfrog Saltalamacchia and Teagarden in the depth chart? Maybe he thinks his ticket to the bigs is to swing for the fences and hit his way up.