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Thread: Reds '07 3rd Round pick SS Neftali Soto's Nuclear Professional Start

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    Re: Reds '07 3rd Round pick SS Neftali Soto's Nuclear Professional Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    I thought Cozart was supposed to be some kind of defensive wiz. If he is barely passable at short, can someone explain to me why he was a second round pick?
    In the draft, there aren't a lot of shortstops whose ability to stick at the position all the way to the big-league level is generally accepted. Cozart is one of them -- I have no idea where you got the notion that not being the next coming of Ozzie Smith makes him "barely passable" -- and he hits better than most of that group. That's how a guy ends up being taken in the second round, right about where most draftniks thought he would.
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    Re: Reds '07 3rd Round pick SS Neftali Soto's Nuclear Professional Start

    From the scouting reports I saw it appears Soto's bat was always considered his biggest strength. Similar to Valaika, it appears he projects defensively as a 2B or 3B at the major league level. I'm pretty excited about this guy.
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    Re: Reds '07 3rd Round pick SS Neftali Soto's Nuclear Professional Start

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    I thought Cozart was supposed to be some kind of defensive wiz. If he is barely passable at short, can someone explain to me why he was a second round pick?
    He's better than barely passable. Average range + average arm + elite hands make him a pretty solid defensive SS, just not a flashy one.

    Referring to a SS as having average range &/or arm is no insult, as that position is stocked with guys who have crazy range/arms. Just being average at that position is quite an accomplishment.


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