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  1. that (when healthy) caveat certainly was aimed at a certain firstbase man

    Comment by sean — June 20, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

  2. Who would you rather have, Casilla or Alcides Escobar? Or are they pretty much the same player?

    Comment by GSS — June 20, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  3. As a fantasy owner, Escobar:

    (1) Both players depend on their defense to start and while Casilla is a good fielder and his quantitative ratings are comparable, the rave factor appears to be higher for Escobar. It also appears KC going forward in the next few years have a better basis for a strong offense and are likely to be more forgiving of a weak bat.

    (2) Escobar has put up stunning offensive numbers in June, and while his batting average appears to be fueled by an unsustainable BABIP and BUH%, he’s also cut his strikeout rate in half and dramatically boosted his ISO. The Royals attribute this to changes encouraged by their hitting coach. While all this could waft away given the tiny sample size, there’s at least a plausible explanation for some sustained improvement.

    Comment by rotofan — June 21, 2011 @ 3:21 am

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