Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Kansas City Royals fans are excited that the return of stud catcher Salvy Perez to the Royals lineup is imminent.  This creates a potential problem on the roster because they traded for Humberto Quintero when Perez got hurt in Spring Training, giving up a legitimate pitching prospect to do so.  No good MLB roster is constructed with 3 players who can only catch or DH, so the optimistic assumption is that somebody has to go.  So should the Royals keep Brayan Pena or Quintero?  This is a really close call and an argument could be made for/against either.   Brayan Pena PRO:     30 year-old switch hitter with a reputation as a guy handle the bat off the bench.  In reality his career .AVG/.OBP/.SLG is .251/.290/.357.  At .269, Pena’s BABIP is a little low over 850 at-bats.  He has 13 career HRs and 44 2Bs in limited action-never appearing in more than 72 games in his 8 MLB seasons.  Pena also has a reputation as a very positive guy who brings energy to the team clubhouse and ent...
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