Monday, December 22, 2008
Josh Fields 2009
It appears that the White Sox are going to be relying on Josh Fields to rebound from his dismal year last year and be a major contributor in 2009. The only problem is...rebound to what? While Fields has good power and draws his fair share of walks, neither asset is good enough to offset his extremely high strikeout totals and the impact those have on his batting average. His minor (and major) league record shows that he's always going to struggle to reach a .250 batting average, and at 26 years old he's not likely to improve too much more. Fields is probably going to be one of those guys who will always be a 1 for 27 slump away from being sent down to AAA.