Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Thanks. Just guessing, I picture a guy that would be fine at short, just with very-limited range. I saw him play third a few times for the Indians and he's not a complete statue like some third basemen. So, he would have some range probably as a SS, but not very much (not as much as the average SS who needs to have a lot of range).
It is good to know he's at least played there a little bit in his career though, albeit a very tiny amount.
Yea, I see Hannahan starting at third and only against righties (unless Votto or Frazier go to the DL). Hannahan had a .270/.331/.381 vs. righties in 237 PAs last year compared to .267/.259/.222 vs lefties in 81 PAs. He will probably get 30-40 starts next year for both Frazier and Votto (with Frazier sliding to first) off days, which should all come vs. righties. He could probably play SS, 2B and 1B as well, but I would imagine that the Reds will utilize him primarily as a 3B. They will slide Frazier to first when Votto is out, since Hannahan is the better defender, so I don't think we will see Hannahan much at first. Considering that Hannahan is a much better than bat than Izturis, Hannahan may be able to earn the backup 2B job based on the bat.
Either way, I am not sure if Donald or Hannahan will be able to pick it at short well enough to play there the 20ish games that Cozart will need a day off.