Originally Posted by mth123
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 and that's how he should be valued for now.
Well then I guess it's just a matter of how we personally view things. #1 His range doesn't allow him to be an above average everyday MIF, at 3B his range is mostly a non-issue. Sure it would be nice if he could cover the kind of ground Brooks Robinson did but it's not neccessary. I don't think anyone believes that the eventual likely finished product shouldn't be the way he should be viewed now, we do it with most everyone else. Unless something arises that says he couldn't possibly play a good 3B on an everyday basis I can only envision him eventually calling that home because it gives him his best chance to most valuable as a Red or any other team. Given like you state that 1B and LF his bat wouldn't be as valuable and his lack of range makes 2B a lesser valuable position for him. A supersub is nice and if that is where he ends up fine but if he can fit at 3rd he is most valuable and that's the point whether he's a Red or trade bait. So until it's proven he can't I don't see why we can't pencil him in there, there is just nothing to say he can't be that/do that.