Phillies New Outfield Right-Handed Hitting Power Bat: Marlon Byrd?
Marlon Byrd is back in Phillies pinstripes. Amaro landed his supposed right-handed hitting outfielder with power on a 2 year/$16M pact. Byrd had a renaissance season last year after signing a minor league contract with the Mets and later being traded to the Pirates.
*Suspended for PEDS in 2012
*Had a career year in 2013, the season following his PED suspension (24 HR)
*36 years old
*Career .280/.761 hitter with 106 homeruns over 12 seasons. An average of less than 10 HR a year does not equate to "power" in my mind.
*Career splits- .273/.743 vs. RHP and .291/.804 vs. LHP
Marlon began his career in Philadelphia and manned center field from 2002-2005.