Green, Berroa, Carroll, Belliard, Johnson, Repko, Paul, Hu, DeWitt, Mientkiewicz and Amezaga are all in the running to be “stuntmen.”
The reality of the matter is that the majority of them will end up at AAA waiting for a call… If you look at the stats of each (and I shall not bore you), not much jumps out.
Maybe you can ascertain that Reed Johnson is a professional hitter (if healthy), and maybe you can even say the same about Carroll and Belliard, but Green, Berroa and Amezaga have never been known as hitters. Missers, maybe. Hitters? Hardly! Barring injury, I think it’s safe to assume that Johnson, Carroll and Belly will make the team. So will Brad Ausmus.
That leaves Green, Berroa, Repko, Paul, DeWitt, Hu, Mientkiewicz and Amezaga to fight for one spot. May the best man win. For the record, I think Amezaga will prevail (if healthy).
Oh, and sometimes guys like him have an unexplained “career year” only to fade into oblivion the next.
You never know…
Have you seen “The Chin?” When Casey Blake stands at 3B, his chin is on the mound.