That is the question. The kid can clearly mash, but how is his glove? Defense up the middle is just as important as the bat. Maybe more so to Elias. Perhaps they feel he needs more seasoning there? Who knows. Frazier’s glove is solid as he has proven that over the years so the onus is on Westburg to progress rapidly there if that’s what is holding him back. I still think we see much more movement than we saw with Odor last year. I’m thinking much like last year, the lineup we field to start the season will be very different from the one we see as we march on to the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
Kjerstad starting the season in AA is a waste of his time. Ideally he starts in AAA, which gives Hays, Santander, and Stowers pressure to perform. I love all 3 of them, but healthy competition is where we are at in this stage of the rebuild.
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