Jump to content

Evan Longoria


Frobby

Recommended Posts

He may be great at 3B, but if he can play decent SS, his value is higher.

Not necessarily. The value of a great defensive third baseman might be almost as high as a so-so shortstop, especially if that means the team concentrates on finding a good shortstop. You also have to consider that shortstops get hurt a lot more.

Many, or maybe even most, good teams don't ask players to do things at the edge of their ability. They often ask them to take a step or two back and do that really well. Example: Brian Roberts could have been a David Eckstein kind of shortstop, covering the position despite a poor arm. Instead he's a heck of a good second baseman, and the Orioles are probably better of for making that choice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...