Whew, hard to predict what Josh will put up, if he starts and play a full season, i could see him batting 275 15-18 hr and 15-20 sb's, maybe 75 rbi's
these would be great numbers for a late round pick at 2b in any draft.
He has had some pop in the minors and runs a little bit. He is still very raw and could struggle this year adjusting to the pro's. I really doubt he reaches my projections listed above.
I'd love to see Barfield start at second. I feel like he got a bad rap after playing through injury in 2004. I still think he is a top prospect, and the numbers put out by diesel would be a high mark for 2006.
I'm not going to put too much stock in 9 ABs in spring training, though.
Problem with Barifeld is you won't know when he's starting. Even with a killer spring, him and Bellhorn will split starting time...
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RAmst23 wrote:Problem with Barifeld is you won't know when he's starting. Even with a killer spring, him and Bellhorn will split starting time...
I think that if he has a great spring they have to start Barfield. Bellhorn would be a good utility player for the Pads and he isn't making so much money that they can't afford to have him coming off the bench.