Non-Acta Related: Still Wonder About the Bonifacio Trade?

Posted by Dave Nichols | Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | , | 2 comments »

From Rob Neyer's blog today on

Among the 23 third basemen with enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title (so far), Bonifacio ranks 21st in on-base percentage, 23rd in slugging percentage, and 23rd in OPS. He does have 11 steals ... but he's been caught trying four times and his defensive stats are lousy. (ed. -6.3 runs (via UZR) in just over 450 innings played)

Bonifacio might not be the worst every-day player in the majors right now, but he's definitely in the conversation.

Boni had a great couple of series the first two weeks of the season against the Nationals, but since then? Bupkus.

Granted, the Fish are playing him out of position--at third instead of second--which somewhat complicates the evaluation of the player. But I'd venture to say we have a fairly detailed look at the guy at this point.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Manny-watch.


  1. Steven // June 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

    Jake Smolinski: .262/.353/.452 in Class A ball.

  2. Dave Nichols // June 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

    yup. we won't knwo the true result for several years, i suppose.