Dear Bobby Cox,
Have you noticed how bad Kelly Johnson is? Obviously not, since he is still playing almost everyday. Johnson is batting .222, has a .293 OBP, .373 Slug., and .667 OPS... Martin Prado, the guy that should be playing, stats are: .283 BA, 348 OBP, .450 Slug., .798 OPS . Oh and to top it off. Prado has 2 errors on the season playing multiple positions compared to Johnson's 5 all at second. I don't know why Cox loves Johnson so much, but he has been consistently inconsistent throughout his career. What does this guy have to do to lose his job? He doesn't even play smart. He doesn't move runners up, he doesn't get runners in from third with one or no outs, all he does is try to hit homeruns and pull the ball. He has popped out more than anyone I have seen in the past 3 weeks. Prado is a great, smart hitter, and has hit over .300 every year from the minors to the majors. Does Bobby even look at the stats? What does Kelly Johnson do that is so great? If it has to do with righty/ lefty match ups the stats don't match up their either. Kelly vs. Righties: .184 BA. Prado vs. Righties: .257. Kelly vs Lefties: .313 BA. Prado vs Lefties: .320 BA.... So now what are the reasons for playing Kelly? All the stats show he should be sitting on the bench. I don't like Frenchy much either, but really Johnson is just as big a problem as he and we don't give him as much heat.