O-Swing/ Contact %: 26.5/ 54.5
Z-Swing/ Contact %: 67.3/ 80.9
Carp and Wells are nearly indistinguishable players with similar problems. It's encouraging and discouraging news all at once. On the one hand Carp showed fans last year what a player with contact issues and poor plate discipline can do, and on the other there are doubts that a player with contact issues can withstand fluctuating year-to-year. What does this mean for Wells? As the player he is today, Wells is a probably a secondary piece with the ceiling of a starter. It's intriguing, I would like to see more of Wells, because the sample we have now simply isn't enough. We've seen the red hot, and we've seen the ice cold, but I'd like to see a the medium. Given enough at-bats, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to expect a 260/325/470 slash line with 20 HRs out of Casper this season.
The dynamic of this team still has so many questions. As it stands right now, this is going to be a very large, crazy cycle between 1B, DH, LF, and C, and the majority of the juggling will be to get Montero and Carp into the line-up. But the team shouldn't forget Wells. They have to be wondering what they have as much as I am.