So before Aybar/Figgy's injuries, Brandon Wood was just a scrub who could barely get the job done. Aybar was a wizard defensively, and could be passable batting as long as he batted 9th or so.
Then Wood had his crack at the MLB, and he produced. At first, Wood sucked, to say simply. He was sporting a very amazing OPS of .318 in 30 games. Then, something long overdue happened, he started to hit. In the next 12 games, Wood hit .333 with a .350 OBP and a .600 SLG, as well as clubbing 15 hits, 3 HRs, 3 doubles, and only 10 Ks.
Meanwhile, in July, Aybar had just pulled off his best month of his career, going 13-41 in 10 games with a .317 BA and a .950 OPS. But August was a terrible month where he OPSd .620 in 22 games.
Now the question becomes, who should start at SS in the playoffs? The powerful Wood or the defensive wizard Aybar? Or should there be a platoon with Aybar in the lineup for garland and the other extreme ground ball pitchers while Wood is in for Weaver and other fly ball pitchers to provide more offense?
Who should be the starting SS for the Angels in the Postseason (assuming both are healthy)
Erick Aybar (125 votes)
Brandon Wood (95 votes)
Platoon (93 votes)
I really miss maicer :( (80 votes)
393 total votes