Cincinnati Reds Report Cards: Paul Janish

Posted: 6th October 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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For good or bad, Paul Janish inherited the position of shortstop after Alex Gonzalez was sent to Boston. Janish fits the description of "slick fielding, weak hitter" all to well. His defense has been sterling this season, as he has committed only three errors in 82 games. In a 10-game stretch from August 23 through September 1, Janish batted .333 with one home run and nine RBI. During that run, he was 14-for-42. That was the highlight of the season for him, although he did have 14 multi-hit games. You could see many things about Janish, but one thing you can't say about him, is that he is "clutch." With RISP he batted a dismal .175. He had a career .261 average in the minors, so he should be able to hit something else besides his weight. I have written before that I believe shortstop is th ...

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