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Monday, March 28, 2022

Padres trade for versatile Matt Beaty from Dodgers

The Padres and Dodgers swung a rare trade on Monday, with Matt Beaty headed to San Diego in exchange for Minor League infielder/pitcher River Ryan.

Beaty, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Wednesday, should fill a useful role in San Diego. The Padres are short on outfield options, particularly in left field, and their bench needed a boost, too. Beaty, a left-handed hitter with a knack for reaching base, posted a .270/.363/.402 slash line across 120 games last season.

“He’s a professional at-bat,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said of Beaty. “He’s got a high on-base percentage, the kind of guy that takes a lot of pitches. Could see him as a pinch-hitter potentially. He can play a little outfield, a little first base, so he’s got some versatility there.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 28, 2022 at 04:45 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John Reynard Posted: March 28, 2022 at 11:00 PM (#6069493)
He would start over Hosmer in many rational examinations....just saying.
   2. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 28, 2022 at 11:12 PM (#6069494)
I'm not sure. Hosmer last year had a 104 OPS+ and -4 fielding runs in 565 PA last year. Beaty in his career has a 101 OPS+ and -11 fielding runs in 556 PA. Beaty is 3 years younger, so maybe, but it's not bleeding obvious.
   3. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 28, 2022 at 11:13 PM (#6069495)
BTW, there are few phrases in all sports I despise more than "professional hitter."
   4. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: March 28, 2022 at 11:22 PM (#6069496)
Beaty, a left-handed hitter with a knack for reaching base, posted a .270/.363/.402 slash line across 120 games last season.

“He’s got a high on-base percentage, the kind of guy that takes a lot of pitches.


.363 last year, which is nice. .278 inn 2020, and .317 in 2019.
   5. John Reynard Posted: March 29, 2022 at 12:03 AM (#6069501)
I'm not sure. Hosmer last year had a 104 OPS+ and -4 fielding runs in 565 PA last year. Beaty in his career has a 101 OPS+ and -11 fielding runs in 556 PA. Beaty is 3 years younger, so maybe, but it's not bleeding obvious.


Many doesn't even mean "most". I think Beaty and Hosmer's prospects in 2022 are comparable. Hosmer probably has the better chance of being well-above average. But, I think Hosmer also has a better chance of dropping another cliff and being in the "OMG, he's in a Pujols/Cabrera contract, without ever actually being great like them" category.
   6. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 29, 2022 at 04:43 AM (#6069507)
But how does that argument mean that Beaty is more likely to play over Hosmer?

Or more specifically what exactly does "many rational examinations" mean?
   7. Walt Davis Posted: March 29, 2022 at 04:50 PM (#6069562)
ZiPS
Beaty 256/327/399, 95 OPS+, 0.2 zWAR (in LA)
Hosmer 257/316/387, 93 OPS+, 0.5 zWAR (in SD)

"OMG, he's in a Pujols/Cabrera contract

For crying out loud, he's owed 4/$60. That's "Meh, he's not even close to a Schwarber contract."
   8. The Duke Posted: March 29, 2022 at 08:33 PM (#6069577)
3. Sports phrases that bother me

-- "he's been trying to do too much" or "he's just keeping it simple" or "it's just see the ball, hit the ball"
-- they are taking it one game at a time
-- these guys have all the momentum right now
-- "he gives 110% out there" OR "he finds so many ways to beat you"
-- "boy, he's really like to have that one back"and the corollary " he's really dialed in right now"
-- "he can't walk this guy because the tying run is in the on deck circle"



   9. sunday silence (again) Posted: March 29, 2022 at 09:53 PM (#6069590)
I'll take "Stuff that no one says anymore for $100, Jack".

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