Washington Nationals: 5 Free Agents To Watch In The World Series
By Ricky Keeler
Cubs Utility Player Chris Coghlan
This season, Coghlan was the super utility player for Joe Maddon’s team. He played at least one game at every position except pitcher and catcher. It was an interesting year for Coghlan as he was traded away from the Cubs to the A’s. Three months later, Oakland dealt him back to Chicago.
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In 99 games for both the A’s and Cubs, Coghlan struggled at the plate. The 31-year-old hit a mere .188 with six home runs and 30 RBI’s. His on-base percentage of .290 was the second lowest of his career in any season (.212 with the Marlins in 39 games back in 2012).
Defensively, Coghlan hasn’t had much success. According to Fangraphs, he had three runs saved as an outfielder this past season. That may seem small, but it is a big improvement compared to the -12 runs saved he had back in 2014.
During this postseason, Coghlan has only had five at-bats, but has yet to record a hit. Even in pinch-hitting situations during the regular season, he was 2-for-13 (.154) with only one RBI. While Baker could use him in defensive situations to spell an injury, he isn’t exactly an upgrade to the Washington Nationals from an offensive standpoint.
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Washington Nationals fans, we want to hear from you? What is your World Series prediction this season and which of these free agents would you want to see don the Curly W uniform in 2017?