Hafner’s offensive numbers far exceed Ibanez’s over their careers (135 wRC+ vs. 111 wRC+), and the same holds true when you look at their abilities against right-handed pitching — particularly in recent years:

vs. RHP over past three seasons:
Hafner: .270/.385/.470 — .371 wOBA, 136 wRC+
Ibanez: .261/.332/.461 — .340 wOBA, 111 wRC+

And as we noted in early January, when we pushed for the Yankees to sign him, he cannot be as easily LOOGY’d as Voldemort was.

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