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Prooks25 wrote:The problems are not going away for BJ. That's 4 errors for him now (1 fielding, 3 throwing) since he took over at 3rd base. This guy may never see the light of the major leagues unless he moves to the OF.
In 1993, Derek’s first full year in pro ball, he had a smashing season for Greensboro. He batted .295 with 30 extra-base hits and 71 RBIs, and was named the South Atlantic League’s top shortstop and second-best prospect....
The only cause for concern was Derek’s defense. He committed 56 errors, the third-worst mark in all of pro baseball. Many of these miscues came on plays other shortstop wouldn’t have even tried, however. Derek could do a jump-and-throw from the hole, gun guys out from his knees, and one-hand slow rollers. Still, he was not making the easy plays consistently enough. About halfway through the season (when Derek’s error total had already soared past 30), Gene Michael paid him a visit. He told Derek that as a shortstop in the Pittsburgh system during the 1960s, he had slogged through three 50-plus error campaigns in a row. He also advised him that the secret was to find that place between being relaxed in the field and being careless—his comfort zone. Derek was a different player after that..
bigwords wrote:Hope this means that my latest pick-up gets his shot sooner than later. According to CBS Sportsline:
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
News: 2006 top draft pick, 3B Evan Longoria, has hit 12 homers in his first 30 minor-league games.
Analysis: Longoria has instantly become one of the best prospects in baseball. He's a must-have in all long-term keeper leagues and might even be a candidate to make a Ryan Zimmerman-like impact this September -- draft to bigs in a matter of months. If that happens jump all over that bandwagon in almost any league. He's the real deal.
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