Originally Posted by Edd Roush
RMR, isnt there a big difference in terms of defensive ability between Izturis and Valdez? Valdez played a pretty terrible defensive shortstop and couldnt hit, while Izturis is an above average glove at short with an equally terrible stick. Or am I wrong about Izturis' glove?
Saying his glove is the inverse of his bat is probably an overstatement considering how terrible his bat is, but his defensive stats have always been good. It sounds like he won't even be on the team most the time. Good guy to stash in Kentucky if, God forbid, Cozart goes down for an extended stretch.