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3. Bill Liming Posted: December 06, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4318776)
I mean, unless Revere is a stunningly good defender in CF (doesn't appear to be the case at first glance) and they're doing this to help cover Ruf in LF, this is a terrible trade.
Revere has really good range, but his throwing arm is on the level of Johnny Damon, which limits his overall defense n center. He has literally no power, so if he isn't hitting .300 he's not producing.
Is there a chance Revere is the new leadoff hitter? He had a better OBP and more steals than JRoll last year
So who's playing CF for the Twins now?
I think people are a little down on Revere here.
Mastro sucks, but he's basically the same player as Revere.
If everything breaks right, he has a couple seasons like standard Juan Pierre, or peak Otis Nixon?
0 of them have gone over the fence.
But if you are related to Joey Jeremiah, I take it all back!
I'd try to pick up Drew Stubbs for a song.
Hicks, I think, really needs AAA time.
51. I am as much related to Darin Mastroianni as you are to Rance Mulliniks, I suspect.
Aaron hicks is One of those baseball mogul guys I always need a second to remember isn't a huge star
So, I wondered, have there been other players who have started their career hitting for as little power as Revere (<13% XBH rate) who then started hitting for power later on? So I got a list of players who had seasons with XBH rates as low as Revere’s was. There are some interesting names on it:
In many ways, Revere is a younger, cheaper version of Bourn, who was drafted by Philadelphia and traded to Houston for Brad Lidge before the 2008 season when the Phillies won the World Series.
Both are speedy, small and left-handed hitters. Revere is listed at 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, two inches shorter and 10 pounds lighter than Bourn.
Bourn had a .261 average, .325 on-base percentage, 61 extra-base hits and stole 102 bases in his first two full seasons -- both with the Astros. Revere had a .281 average, .322 on-base percentage, 33 extra-base hits and 74 steals in his first two full seasons. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is bat control. Bourn struck out 251 times to only 100 for Revere.
A former first-round pick by the Twins, Revere is a .278 career hitter with 64 RBIs in his two-plus seasons with Minnesota. He has zero home runs in the majors in 989 at-bats and only five in 2,573 professional at-bats.
I put the important parts in bold.
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