Havok1517 wrote: kab21 wrote:
The only thing that makes Dayan similar to Alexei is that both defected from Cuba and they signed with the Sox. He's more similar to a young Miguel Cabrera. It's tough to get a read on how good he is/will be and how MLB-ready he is. I'm guessing he spends some time in the minors and if a couple of players collapse or get injured he might get called up later in the season.
And he won't be playing 2B ever.
Here's a link to projectprospect where they talked about him some and have some videos of him. He's a big guy for a 20 yr old. http://www.projectprospect.com/forums/v ... f=1&t=3759
I wouldn't say he's a young Miguel Cabrera as that would probably be Cuba's Yulieski Gourriel, who is still playing in Cuba. Viciedo is pretty good but wouldn't say he has elite ability.
i agree, miggy ain't a great comp for viciedo........while he does project to hit for power, he doesn't look like a guy who will sport a good average.....he's most likely to fall in the .260-.280 range
he'll also won't play 5 years at 3B.....he could end up being moved to 1B or corner OF by this time next year......he's very unlikely to stick at 3B for any amount of time