Re: Xander Bogaerts
posted at 6/6/2013 9:42 AM EDT
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to Flapjack07's comment:
20 years old and tearing up Double-A.
What are the odds of a second-half promotion to Pawtucket, with a chance to see Boston by September?
a Promotion to Pawtucket is enevitable. If he continues to play well there and the Red Sox are in the playoff hunt, in some form he may be contributing.
I wouldn't be totally shocked to see him play a little OF(LF) and 3B, because that may be his path to the majors. A guy with Bogaerts talents has his own starting position.....but that may be his path this year and could make a for a very exciting September. Hopefully an exciting october.
I agree with you hugh. LF could be a good spot, assuming Middlebrooks picks it up. They could also push Middlebrooks to 1B at some point in the upcoming years.
Hey! we agreed on something. I agree if Bogaerts ends up in the outfield it's in LF; he doesn't have the arm for right or the speed for center but he is athletic enough for left, and his bat will play jsut fine there. If he loses a step as he grows 3B might be best for him; he has the bat for 1B but if he can move he is better suited for 3B or 1B.
Middlebrooks will be the better defener at 3rd So if Boggy would play just as well in LF, I'd take him there. I wouldn't have a problem with middlebrooks moving to 1B if his bat plays up more, which in the longer term it will.
Still......there are problems you don't want and others you don't mind having. This may end up being a good problem to have.