With Furcal re-upping with the Dodgers, I re-bring up the name of Ivan DeJesus. He is a plus defender at SS, has excellent plate discipline, and makes good contact. The one knock on him is power, but it seems to be improving a little each year with the last 3 years having a SLG% of .327, then .381, then .423
this year he, in 463 AB's, hit: .324/.419/.423
Also he is in the PWL right now and in 109 AB's is hitting .321/.359/.541
I brought him up a few months ago, and like him even more now, with the improvement in SLG%
He could be that SS of the furture we are looking for, and a leadoff hitter.
Just think of the potential of 2012(after BP's contract is up, and assuming we have cheaper options) a double play combo of DeJesus and Valaika