Re: How does one become a "supersub" or utility guy
I think you start with a middle IF who has offensive skill and questionable defense for the position. By virtue of being an up the middle player, the defense is probably good enough for a corner spot, but the bat probably doesn't play there regularly. Add a touch of speed so that the eventual move to the OF includes the ability to cover CF and a utility guy who can go back to his original MI spots in a pinch is born.
The Reds would seem to have a few guys like this in the system. Rosales, Soto, Valaika, Gil, maybe even Frazier fit the mold. Frazier probably has the bat to hold down a corner on a daily basis though. Maybe Rosales and Soto too.
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Last edited by mth123; 02-29-2008 at 08:38 PM.