Originally Posted by mth123
He's never really played 3B on a day in day out basis. I think the idea of him handling the position is a big assumption. Right now LF and 1B are the only spots I'm sure he could play without killing the staff. If those are his spots, .810 isn't good enough. He could spot in at the other spots without piling up cumulative damage, but he needs to prove he can handle a spot on an every day basis that his bat can support before his value goes to the level many on here are already giving him credit for. I'd bet he wouldn't get such an assumption in trade talks or national rankings.
Well that's fine however you just assume he cannot. Now if he had a poor glove, a poor arm or was a guy without good IF instincts and/or reaction time to suggest he'd never be able to make that transition I could understand it. But there is nothing to intimate he's not capable of transitioning there other than the fact he hasn't played it much. That coupled with the fact the organization has stated they feel he could makes me lean that way until it's proven otherwise. I guess I'm just willing to accept the fact that a kid with the tools and drive/work ethic to play there will eventually do it when given the opportunity.