Originally Posted by Benihana
You know as well as anyone where a guy played in college is irrelevant.
SMB has played the majority of the time at 1B this year, and is listed exclusively as a 1B on MILB.com. When a guy moves to 1B in A ball, his chances of playing any other infield position in the big leagues is very, very slim.
Granted it's possible that he's only playing 1B because Rahier is *that* good defensively at 3B, but the fact that Rahier is good enough to move SMB off of 3B and is 3 years younger at the same level indicates that he is a better prospect. With Rahier only ranked 17th (at least on my list), there is not all that much room for SMB in the rankings.
All that said as I said before, if he continues to rake (and he did hit a walkoff grand slam last night), he'll find a spot on the rankings by the end of the year.
Exclusive 3rd base now. Was helping out at 1st due to injuries.