So I'm not sure what this means, and I'm not sure if others have noticed it, but Craig Biggio and Preston Wilson, at least offensively, were like two peas in a pod for 2005.
Same OPS+. Same OBP. Batting average within four points.
If it weren't for Preston's K's, which I spent so much time bitching about yesterday, and maybe Craig's doubles, you'd need to put 'em in a lineup to differentiate the two.
Actually, I guess I've figured out what my point is. If a certain skill set can be received from a 40-year-old second baseman, then why should we be happy if we get that same set from a 31-year-old outfielder?
Especially if some team chemistry which got you pretty far the year before is disturbed?
More bad news: Baseball Reference says the most similar batter to Wilson, and second most similar through age 30, is Richard Hidalgo.
As much time as I spent defending Hidalgo while he was a member of the Astros, time has definitely made its judgement on Reeshard.
These are some harsh vibes, people. And I don't just mean the garish colors on my chart.