Originally Posted by traderumor
Perhaps because of the injury, but his short stint was impressive and his minor league pedigree is good. I think he is a question mark, which I think is what you meant by your analogy, but has performed well enough to project as being at least average at the position, both with the stick and defensively. All things considered, that level of performance will benefit the team.
I'm not sure how impressive his debut really was.
He had 38 PA, zero walks.
A .345 BABIP and a 20% HR/FB rate indicates his low .800's OPS was not sustainable on that basis.
Now it was 38 PA, so it really means little in any event.
His minor league stats indicate he should be a servicable major league SS, but not much else.
With him coming off a serious injury, I think we needed more than one option.