Originally Posted by DGullett35
"When I saw him, he reminded me of a young Derek Jeter," Towers said. "I was fortunate enough to see Jeter when he was in high school in Michigan. He's got that type of range, he's got speed, more of a line-drive-type hitter, and I think he's got the type of approach at the plate and separation to where I think there's going to be power there as well."
Kevin Towers really likes DiDi. He also said in the interview with MLB.Com that the only way he traded Bauer was for Gregorius. He lastly went on to say he had been talkin to Walt for a while now but they were not a match(what? no Didi for Upton??
) I guess Antonetti called Towers on Mon. and said I can get Didi if you can let go of Bauer. Seems like all 3 teams got what they wanted. A win win for every organization.
Jeter? I was thinking more like an Izturis comp. Slick fielder, will get a chance as a young guy, won't hit, will get a job to split time with the next great thing. Seriously, if he was young Derek Jeter, he would have forced his way onto the roster by now.
I also think Cozart is being unnecessarily beat up on about his OBP. He is a 6-8 hole hitter with power, which is now where he will be and he plays an above average shortstop. He has one full year of MLB under his belt, and this business of "there's a reason he was a 26 year old rookie" is a big old who cares? He is producing now and is entering his prime years.
Also, there is an argument to be made that Zack could be a .320-.330 OBP guy looking at his minor league pedigree. I'll take that with his power and glove work in the 7 or 8 hole, which is where he will now spend the bulk of his time in a healthy lineup.
Gregorious is currently a light hitting, slick fielding SS prospect. Yea, those are rare.