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TomBradley72
02-09-2006, 10:36 PM
Strett & Smith's preview has him rated pretty high as a WSox prospect...his 2005 stats aren't that impressive...but to be at the AAA level at 21 is a good sign. Anyone have any insights?

KRS1
02-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Currently, his star is only as high as career utility infielder, as his glove vastly outways his bat. It's not out of the question that he develops some plate skills, and it is much easier for him to become a good hitter as fielding appears to come naturally to him, so he wont have to worry about developing that. He also has below average wheels for a middle infielder, but some guys get away with that like Robinson Cano, IMO he looks to be in the mold of a Cristian Guzman(at best)minus any of the speed he showed early in his career.

caulfield12
02-10-2006, 03:47 PM
Currently, his star is only as high as career utility infielder, as his glove vastly outways his bat. It's not out of the question that he develops some plate skills, and it is much easier for him to become a good hitter as fielding appears to come naturally to him, so he wont have to worry about developing that. He also has below average wheels for a middle infielder, but some guys get away with that like Robinson Cano, IMO he looks to be in the mold of a Cristian Guzman(at best)minus any of the speed he showed early in his career.

A combination of Wilson Valdez, Esteban Beltre and Jason Dellaero...lol...with a little Mike Caruso thrown in for good measure.

Randar68
02-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Currently, his star is only as high as career utility infielder, as his glove vastly outways his bat. It's not out of the question that he develops some plate skills, and it is much easier for him to become a good hitter as fielding appears to come naturally to him, so he wont have to worry about developing that. He also has below average wheels for a middle infielder, but some guys get away with that like Robinson Cano, IMO he looks to be in the mold of a Cristian Guzman(at best)minus any of the speed he showed early in his career.

He just doesn't have much bat speed and he isn't really capable of hitting the ball with authority on any kind of regular basis. His lack of speed is surprising given his fluidity and athleticism in the field, but he runs upright, and just isn't that fast. Not terribly slow, but it takes him a few strides to get going. It was a disservice to him to rush him last year, but with Valido pushing behind him, what choice did they have with a need for a utility SS type player at the MLB level?