Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cardinals acquire Drew Robinson. Needle doesn't move.

One of the items on the Cardinals to do list for the Winter Meetings was to acquire a left handed hitting bench bat, preferably one with pop. 

Today the Cardinals acquired Drew Robinson from the Rangers for Patrick Wisdom.

Here's hoping he's not what the Cardinals had in mind.

Yes, he's a left handed hitting utility player with some pop.  However, to this point he has not shown he can hit major league pitching.  In 216 major league at bats in 2017 and 2018, he has struck out 99 times or nearly 46% of the time.

He was not much better during his minor league career, striking out 924 times in 2,911 at bats or 32% of the time. 

Perhaps the Cardinals just want to provide Tyler O'Neil (57 K's in 130 AB's) with some competition for the highest strikeout rate for 2019 or maybe the asking price for guys like Daniel Descalso was too much?

Whatever the case, I'm not enamored with the move.

Hopefully, Robinson will prove me wrong.

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