>...add LoDuca to the equation and it's a slamdunk for the
I don't agree. Navarro has the potential to be the exact same player.
Here are their stats:
176 AB, .273, .354, 21 R, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 21 K
445 AB, .283, .334, 45 R, 6 HR, 57 RBI, 31 K, 4 SB, 3 CS
Navarro didn't try to steal a base... with the 3 CS out of 7, Loduca probably shouldn't have tried.
Give Navarro the same number of at-bats with the new lineup, and I'm betting that Navarro will get the edge.
Remember: Loduca had guys to bring home. Navarro was playing with a bunch of AAA'ers. Not any longer...