Video Highlights: den Dekker robs HR, Flores’ grand slam

matt_den_dekkerMatt den Dekker makes a leaping catch to rob Ryan Howard of a home run on Monday night >> Watch Here.


David Wright sends a double to deep center field to bring home Matt den Dekker and Daniel Murphy >> Watch Here.


Wilmer Flores hits a grand slam in the ninth >> Watch Here.




6 comments
Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

I know what this team needs most is offense but does anyone else fantasize about having both denDecker and Legares in the outfield? We may be able to play a 5 man infield.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

Nice to see denDecker getting a chance.  He certainly has the defensive tools to play in the Majors.  I think if he had more time to play regularly, he could easily reproduce Lagares' production at the plate.  Granted, he has shown a tendency to strike out a lot down in the minors, but sometimes those stats don't really relate to future performance. 

joe21
joe21

den Dekker makes Grandy look like a straight up contact hitter, but he does possess a potential gold glove, decent speed and decent pop. what is the lowest he can hit/OBP to make himself an everyday player? .240/.300/.458?

that is a .758 OPS for a gold glove outfielder that can steal 20 bases, I think that would play. he has enough pop to slug .458, the question is about the first two numbers. hit that and only strikeout 25% and he can find a starting job somewhere in the majors

Jatin A. Shah
Jatin A. Shah

FYI, the Flores link is going to the Dekker catch. 

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@joe21 Man if MDD can just be more consistent hitter, he would have a way better hitter than Lagares. I like Lagares and vouched for him since his days in AA and still want him to be the everyday CF, but MDD has a much stronger looking stroke - and if he just better himself at the plate, he can surprise. He and Lagares in the OF would be interesting.