Monday, March 07, 2005

Speaking of Ben

Anyone rembember this former heart-throb of the Padres?

I didn't realize Ben Davis is with the White Sox now. Looking forward to that series.

You tell me if this sounds like a guy worth $1.4 million/year?

A tall switch-hitter, Davis looks dangerous at the plate. Looks are deceiving, however, as he has huge holes in his swing and shaky strike zone judgment. He's a little better from the left side than the right. He has power but doesn't often get to use it. Davis is a marginal receiver and has become a target for basestealers, stopping only 24.5 percent of their steal attempts last season after getting 31.9 percent in 2003 and 44 percent in '02. He runs like a catcher.

On a side note, jbox and I saw this guy at Ralphs in Mission Valley a few years ago. He's a very pretty dude.

jbox: I also saw that guy at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala he was real tall. He was 7 ft tall if he was a foot.


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