Alright...I guess I will have to explain the Yahoo position eligibility. I have only been in yahoo for over 8 years.
Figgins currently has 6 games played at 2b.
He started 3 games at 2b
He subbed 3 games at 2b (meaning he started in either CF or 3b, and then was switched during midgame).
According to Yahoo a player must either:
START 5 games
APPEAR in 10 games
to be qualified for position eligibility for the next year, or to gain new eligibility this year.
THEREFORE - Figgins will not be a 2b next year unless he manages to start 2 more games or appear in 4 games this year at 2b.
With Kendrick making his mark in the majors and Adam Kennedy still on the team it will take an absolute miracle for Figgins to be 2b eligible in Yahoo.
Either way, Figgins is not a long term 2b keeper as Kendrick is clearly the man for the Angels at that position.
Iguchi, Sanchez, Giles, Cano...please give me a break.
It is obvious that saying Kendrick will be the 2nd best 2b next year is a risk. But it is an opinion, and there is a strong amount of facts to back it up. Here is some of that evidence:
1. Minor League Averages
2. Age is perfect for a breakout - ask David Wright
3. Lineup that he hits in
4. Confidence of ownership bringing him back up despite not having a true place for him in the field
5. Major League averages up to this point.
It would not surprise me in the least if Kendrick hits
In his first full season. The future is wide open for this kid. I am telling you dont give him up.
That is all I will say on Kendrick. If you havent guessed I am head, feet, and torso on the Kendrick Bandwagon.