This is one of those situations where there is no clear cut answer…
Miguel Andujar has demonstrated that he is an outstanding hitter. He’s also demonstrated that he is a poor fielder. With Andujar playing third base, the Yankees would have a bat first player in the field.
Gio Urshela has demonstrated that he is an outstanding fielder. He’s also demonstrated (in his career prior to this year) that he is a poor hitter (lifetime .225/.274/.315). With Urshela in the line-up (and playing third base), the Yankees would gave a glove first batter in the batting order.
Here is the big question…
Which scenario do you consider worse as a fan:
(A) Losing a game because Miguel Andujar makes a critical error that leads to the winning run scoring in the ninth inning?
(B) Losing a game because Gio Urshela grounds out meekly to end the game with the tying runner at third base and the winning run at second base?
(I could have asked this question the opposite way (Which is better, winning with a big hit or a great catch), but all wins feel great. I’m wondering which type of loss feels worse. )
I have debating this with some friends. There is no correct answer.
What is your opinion?