Quote Originally Posted by Bumstead View Post
So Scrap: point me to a respected source that even hints that Alonso will be a DH-only by the age of 25 and I will agree that the comparisons to Edgar Martinez and Travis Hafner are valid.
Ask and ye shall receive:

From Razzball.com, quoting unnamed scout and scouting report(s):
His defense was acceptable at best; his base-running was adequate; his hitting eye is just short of amazing; and his swing is jaw-dropping and magnificent.
From an mlb.com article written when Alonso was drafted:
Scouting reports about his defense aren't overly enthusiastic, however.
From Hardball Times:
His defense can't really be considered more than average, and although he makes the plays he can get to, his range is limited.