Re: Who is your Minor League MVP?
Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
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.
I hope he can too. I like the kid. But the organization saying they know he could play there isn't the same as saying he can play there every day or that he's the 3B of the future. It may just mean its one of many positions he can play like SS and 2B. He can play those too, but nobody thinks he can on a daily basis. If we're talking value here, those assumptions don't add a lot of value. It makes him viewed as a guy who can play a lot of spots with a decent stick and that's how he should be valued for now.
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