Maybe he isn't dead a prospect cause I could see him making the majors eventually be he was dead as a fantasy prospect the moment he was moved from catching. Now it seems the Pirates don't know what to do with him so they are trying to make him a utility player.
It's official now. Pine-Richland's Neil Walker is being transformed into a utility player: 3B-2B-OF-C. Second base seems to be the first priority for him to learn in camp, then outfield. The Pirates figure he has down third and catching. And, of course, as Walker mentioned in a Hot Stove Report two Sundays ago, he is all for trying to help the team by playing such a role.
The hitting just completely underwhelms me. He has OK power but a career .317 OBP mark in the minors. I don't see how he ever gets regular playing time unless the hitting vastly improves.