Is anyone else impressed with Getz so far? I was pretty unexcited when the Royals acquired him (although I thought it was a good move since Teahen's usefulness with the Royals was clearly expiring) but looking again now, I think he may have been a really good pick-up. Getz walks a good amount (projected 8% of his PA's this year which is a TON for a Royal), and he hit .299 and .302 in 2007 and 2008 in the minors. His BA dropped down to .260 in 2009, his MLB rookie year, but his BB% and K% were pretty decent and only took small steps back from his minor league numbers. If he can cut down on a few strikeouts and bring his BABIP back up closer to where it was in the minors, he could consistently be a .350 OBP guy. He also had 25 SB's against only 2 CS's last year. While an above-average OBP and good baserunning won't make him an All-Star, it would certainly make him a valuable player at 2B, and would seem to make the Teahen trade a great success when factoring in player value, salary and service time. Is anyone else finding themselves warming up to Getz?
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