Re: Thursday 7/26/2012 Minor League Updates
Originally Posted by mace
I've read on several threads now (well, at least two) that Didi might soon be shoving Cozart aside. I just don't see it. And that's no disrespect for Gregorius, who looks like an outstanding prospect. I just think that Cozart is being decidedly undervalued. In my view, he has become a guy you can seriously trust as a defensive SS. He makes his share of outstanding plays, to boot (ooh, bad choice of word). Offensively, he's an extra-base hitter and a decent baserunner. His OBP skills are lacking at the moment, but I think that is exaggerated by the fact that he's misplaced at the top of the order. He's no leadoff guy. At least, not as a rookie. But on the whole, Cozart is not a guy I'm looking to replace in the lineup.
Yeah, I was kind of kidding about Cozart, because I like him too. Gregorius has simply surprised me. I had Cozart penciled in as the definite SS of the now and the future, partially because of his skills, and partially because I didn't see any SS's in the system that had any slugging ability. If Gregorius hits for average and adds power.........and maintains his stellar defense, all I'm saying is that we might have a position battle on our hands. I just didn't expect it.
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