So I have Carlos Ruiz at Catcher, and am required to start him as he has been incredible so far…think it’s worth it to drop Jesus for someone like Belt? On the wire are guys like Ellis, Martin, Doumit and Rosario in case of a Ruiz injury…it just seems like a wasted bench spot at this point
I’d trade Ruiz. Montero will finish with ~100 more plate appearances than Ruiz, and probably more home runs. If Montero hits .260 over the rest of the season, and Ruiz hits .300, and they both hit their playing time projections, Montero will gather 15+ more hits than Ruiz. That probably means more Rs and RBIs than Ruiz.
“Montero’s current .146 isolated slugging percentage is worse than the numbers he put up at every stop in the minor leagues except for his first 123 plate appearances in rookie ball. He routinely put up ISOs over .200. His current 21.9% strikeout rate is worse than he put up in every stop in the minor leagues. In that context, he’s certainly not the player he was projected to be.”
I’m pretty sure that every minor leaguer projects to have a lower iso and higher k rate in the majors. I hear the pitchers there are a little better.