Reports have the Yankees pursuing Shea Hillenbrand. He is a player with a reputation as a clubhouse distraction, and one that the sabremetricians dislike because of his poor OBP skill.
With those two strikes against him, any off-season coverage will make him appear to have begun with a 1-1 count. Don't listen.
In the Yankees line-up, Hillenbrand will get plenty of ABs with men on base. (He may not have the OBP, but the rest of the line-up does!) And what Shea does is swing the bat.
With that swing comes balls in play, andwith balls in play comes RBIs.
Batting 8th or 9th as a Yankee will result in a 70 RBI season, and, for the price Shea is likely to fetch in a draft, that is good value.
FWIW, this applies to any player the Yanks sign to be a right-handed bat at 1B.