They both have pretty decent spring numbers, actually.
Unfortunately, these numbers are misleading...
Paul Bako's hitting .344, Koyie Hill .390, each have a homer.
Bako with 5 RBIs to Hill's 8.
Their history would tell you those numbers won't project into the regular season.
Koyie has 231 major league at-bats and a .190 average.
Bako has nearly 10 times that many at-bats and a .231 lifetime average.
But besides the seriously amazing story of Koyie coming back from almost cutting off the thumb and fingers on his throwing hand (which makes you just hope the best for the guy), there's this...
I saw a bunch of Reds games last year.
Games where Bako started.
And I can't remember any plays in particular.
I just remember at one of those games saying to Sutter something like, "Do you want any of these peanu...JESUS COULD PAUL BAKO SUCK ANY WORSE? Uh, do you want any of these peanuts?"
In case that wasn't clear, I'm pulling for Hill.