RD's Guardians PR Man!
- Dec 8, 2016
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I think Amed's defensive value totals have been heavily skewed due to attempting to play CF for 14 games. He looks like a middle-of-the-pack defender with actual offensive value. I don't think he's in Gimenez' class defensively, and if Andres starts to hit, I'd love to see Amed moved to 2B in 2022. Otherwise, we're better off leaving him alone until a better SS appears.
Amed actually hits LHP well enough to be a platoon corner. This might be something to consider in about 8 years. As of now, he's a better shortstop than a lot of pretty good ballplayers and he'll stay there until a ballplayer who's actually better comes along. We have a problem at 2B, (plus a few other places) and it makes no sense to turn it into a problem at SS.
The problem is majority of our prospects can play 2B... Actually we are what a good 8-10 deep at 2B and all of these guys who can play 2B could easily be with the roster til 25-27 or beyond when it comes to team control...
Guys who can play 2B possibly on the 40 man roster in 22...
Amed (of course)
Chang (if kept)
Miller (likely util)
Clement (likely util)
Possible LF candidates
Amed (very little experience)
Naylor (1400 innings between majors and minors)
HRam (you know his defensive skills)
Reyes (you know his defensive skills)
Mercado (best def in LF)
Kwan (only 100 innings in LF)
Johnson (plays mostly RF)
Jones (could play here has no experience)
Zimmer (better in RF)
Valera (157 innings)
Palacios (42 innings in LF, 123 in CF)
Amed has never played a single inning in a game at 2B, he's played some 3B, then a bit of LF with the Mets and a bit of CF with the Indians...
LF is where we have little actual fielding experience and we don't have a true LF based on the profile (which I 100% disagree with profiles so restrictive), so why not see if Amed can play LF, so we can allow our top prospects the chance to take 2B and SS? If we are keeping Amed, it's SS or LF, not 2B in my mind...