Jonah Keri FanGraphs Chat – 5/2/11

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Jeff McKnight
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Jeff McKnight

Do you think that Darwin Barney can keep up his hot start and develop to anything more than bench player?

Kroot
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Kroot

Probably not zips has him pegged for a .297 woba the rest of the way which sounds about right

prospectslol
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prospectslol

he’ll be above avg defensive 2B.. if he can hit 280/330 (just under his career minor #s) i’ll take that until he’s arb eligible

Kroot
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Kroot

Yeah, it’s a fine point. As you point out he’s not going to keep up his .333 / .357 / .452 up (see his career history or .361 babip) and while I do think he’ll be closer to a .300 OBP than a .330 he could be an acceptable option as a cheap 2B or as a utility infielder.