Originally Posted by Plus Plus
As we gain more information about the sport and what correlates to what, I think that speed, given the era that we are currently in, might be a more valuable tool than others and that folks who are average with plus speed might be a more desirable part than folks who are average with plus power.
The realization that defense isn't just a cute tool held by utility infielders is playing a part in this too IMO. A speed player is often killing two birds with one stone by also using that to be a plus defender. Not that power and defense are mutually exclusive activities at all, but the speed tool almost always has defensive benefits attached to it. I can't wait to see how some of the numbers account for Hamilton in center field. If his reads catch up to his tools, it'll just be laughable how much ground he covers out there.