Yesterday, the news came down from on High that Johnny Giavotella was going to be sent down to AAA Omaha to start the season. In his place, the delight of all Royals fans will surely be felt as Chris Getz and Yuniesky Betancourt will more than likely make up a LHH-RHH platoon at second base. I could spend an excess amount of words on why this move is both a horrible indictment of front-office incompetence, as well as another keen example of the general failure of the Royals to evaluate talent at the Major League level, but there are others who will do it more passionately, more eloquently, and without the string of expletives I think would be likely to come from me. Aside from all of those things that I am saving my soul from diving into, there are statistics and projections, and I will leave you with those: 2011 statistics: Chris Getz: .255/.313/.287, 1 fWAR in 429 PAs Yuniesky Betancourt: .252/.271/.381, 0.5 fWAR in 584 PAs Johnny Giavotella: .247/.273/.376. 0 fWAR in 187 PAs, .338/.390/.481 in 503 PAs in AAA 2012 ZiPS projections: Chris Getz: .266/.323/.320, .295 wOBA Yuniesky Betancourt: .262/.283/.385, .286 wOBA Johnny Giavotella: .271/.320/.384, .309 wOBA
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