Clement has the best AB/HR ratio on the team this year, but power alone won't cut it.
I can't really say that I've ever been a big fan of Jeff Clement. At the start of the 2010 season, many were doubting him as a first baseman for his fielding. I was less concerned with his fielding, and more concerned with his hitting. Prior to being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clement had 219 at-bats in the majors with the Seattle Mariners, with a .237/.309/.393 line. Clement had good numbers in AAA, although those numbers came in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League.
After being acquired by the Pirates, Clement displayed power, with seven homers in 98 at-bats in Indianapolis. However, he hit for a .224/.313/.459 line, which for me put his major league hitting skills in question....
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