Comments on Minor Moves: Brignac, Towles, Storey 2017-10-23T17:32:09Z By: NotCanon NotCanon http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=41134#comment-703948 2014-08-26T13:14:00Z 2014-08-26T13:14:00Z Galvis is up because he is a better defender at 2B than anybody else in the system, while also playing a mean 3B, a passable SS and a mediocre “anywhere with grass on it.” He also has a surprising amount of power for someone so small – certainly more than Cesar Hernandez, Reid Brignac or Jayson Nix – and thus brings a limited-but-potentially-useful skill set to the offensive side of the game as well.

Again, I’m not saying Galvis is a good hitter. He’s not. I was saying the same even when people were falling all over themselves to excuse some of his problems with the bat last year and the year before. However there are legitimate reasons to have a “can play any position but pitcher and catcher pretty well” player on the 25-man roster, especially if he does have one offensive tool to supplement.

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By: Eric Lord Eric Lord http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=41134#comment-703918 2014-08-26T07:22:00Z 2014-08-26T07:22:00Z Galvis had 220 plate appearances last season and hit .234. The previous season he had 200 had hit .226. He brings nothing offensively. The only reason he is back up is because he is one of Amaro’s favorites.

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By: NotCanon NotCanon http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=41134#comment-703914 2014-08-26T06:18:00Z 2014-08-26T06:18:00Z I’m usually the first one to downplay Freddy’s hit tool, but dude’s got 48 PAs. That’s not even enough for his swing % to stabilize.

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By: Eric Lord Eric Lord http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=41134#comment-703910 2014-08-26T06:04:00Z 2014-08-26T06:04:00Z .222 for Brignac isn’t great but it a heck of a lot better than Galvis’ .038 batting average this season.

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By: davengmusic davengmusic http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=41134#comment-703695 2014-08-25T18:36:00Z 2014-08-25T18:36:00Z Towles LOVES playing in the dirt. I watched him a lot in Round Rock. He’d smooth out the dirt around him after every hitter. Dude was borderline OCD. Well, good luck to him.

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