Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Coghlan on DL after short stint in minors

        In the midst of an 11 game losing streak and a slide in which the Fish have lost 18 of 19, some changs have been made in the recent weeks. Chris Coghlan was optioned to NOLA, and Dewayne Wise was brought up to play CF. Coghlan was then placed on the 15 day DL as of June 17th, disregarding his option. Coghlan is still in the Marlins' future plans  in my opinion, no doubt, but he is just not seeing the ball right now, and needed some work in the minors.      
       Coghlan's problems begin in his stats agains LHP. In his '09 rookie of the year season, he hit above .330 against southpaws. This year however, he is hitting below .200. His total OBP thi year is not even at .300, which is very low and not acceptable for a leadoff hitter. coghlan is a main reason the Marlins offense has been struggling. It all starts with the #1 hitter. One thing I have to give Coghlan credit for is his glove. everyone was more worried about his glove than his bat this year as he was adjusting to CF. Coghlan is a natural inflielder, who played 2B at Ole Miss. Coghlan will be back, and starting in CF next year for the Fish on opening day, book it. Keep your head up Chris.


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