Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Sweet Lou is thinking about putting Soriano in center field. That could be interesting. Though BP 's rate shows Soriano is above average in left field, Baseball Musings defensive chart shows him to be below average.
From what I saw (in the games he played LF against the Yanks), he wasn't that great. He's got excellent wheels, but he still plays the outfield like an infielder.
BTW, those defensive charts are pretty interesting. In case you're wondering, yes, they did crunch Bubba's 2006 numbers:
He didn't get a lot of playing time last season; the sample size is pretty small. So I wouldn't read too much into them. But they're worth a look.
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