often voted best defensive infielder in Arizona system. High errors in minors, though.
one of very best arms in all of baseball (until he had TJ surgery last year).
after hitting nothing at all for years, he hit 27 HRs in 2006, yet was dealt for nothing more than Abe Woody. Doesn't walk. He couldn't play last season. He has whacked some balls this spring.
reportedly plays all positions well, including CF.
I can't say that I've ever seen him defend, and don't know how his repaired arm now plays. Can he defend at shortstop at a major league level? How could he (or anyone) not beat out Juan Castro? Is he too much like Keppinger?