The discussion of Kotchman comes down to luck (especially going forward) and power, or lack thereof. The question is how much does Kotchman's numbers come back to earth next year, and what exactly is "earth" for him.
But many of his detractors would love him more if he could hit for power. Joe Maddon believes it's possible. This clip with Maddon shows why he's impressed with Kotchman and how he's hitting differently than he was at the beginning of the year--something that could excite Kotchman supporters and detractors. Check it out for yourself.