Originally Posted by dougdirt
Didi is certainly a more toolsy shortstop. Better range, better arm, better glove. With that said, Cozart is more sure handed and still has good range, arm and glove. That is to be expected though, Didi is 22 and Cozart turns 27 in 2 weeks.
With the bat, Cozart has more power. Didi has the better hit tool and contact rates. I want to see Didi season some in AAA before I would choose one or the other, but I think Didi has a decent chance to be a better overall player than Cozart.
Interesting, I certainly feel like if we put Cozart out on the market we could get a pretty good player back. Cozart feels like a better overall SS than alot of teams have right now. So Didi is a legit chip now and possibly even better going forward.