Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
But this is supposed to be your #6 prospect, KC. Is a no-hit, good-glove SS really that high on the list or is it that he's needed so badly that posters are overrating him?
I obviously think it's the latter.
His glove makes him a potential long term starter at the position in the mold of Alex Gonzalez. I considered Cozart as high as number 3. I think beyond Alonso, Cozart is the most likely position player to be a day in, day out starter in the major leagues. Having a position is important. Ability to play a premium position is even more important. Others may have better numbers, but guys like Francisco, Frazier, Valaika and Soto may never find a position that their bats can justify as a starter. There are no such questions with Cozart. On my personal list he is 7th behind Alonso, Leake, FRazier, Heisey, Francisco and Yorman, but after Leake, I really can't argue with the order of the next 5 and I think there is a big drop after the 7 spot.