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AL East 2nd Baseman

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Upton

Roberts

Cano

Hill

Pedroia

That just right now though. Upton might move to CF, Hill should only get better, and Pedroia I dont see sustaining his level of play. Too short. He's got good plate discipline, so maybe he can but the guy is like 5'5. He makes Chuck Knoblauch look tall.

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Pedroia was the college defensive player of the year, at SS. He's also hit like this at every level. I think he'll be a good player for years to come.

With Pedroia, Buchholz and Ellsbury looming, the Sox have a nice core of young players. As long as they don't trade them away (unless it's for Oswalt).

Hitting at every level means jack. So has Andy freakin Phillips and a bunch of other minor leaguers who sucked in the bigs. Hell, Andy even hit his first few months in the bigs just like Pedroia. Pedroia is not bad though esp for a little puss who crys too much. You might be right.

Ellsbury has got to be the most overrated prospect in the game. The guy has no power, and a crap arm.

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This is why you are widely considered the biggest waste of time in this forum no matter how hard all try and get along with you. The thread was about AL East 2nd baseman but since you thought you'd be a ah@le as is your norm, Wright's 1st 2 full big league seasons are better than anyone on the list except for Cabrera. In fact, they are better than the Captain in the Bronx as well.

Just sayin.........

Not when Jeter is a SS, and Wright is a 3rd baseman. Plus, Jeter won a ring and rookie of the year his 1st season.

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LOL....Phillips has never hit in the bigs with any exteded AB's. Ellsbury is probably nothing more than Melky like but many consider Buchholz right behing Huges prospect wise.

Dude, Phillips in 2005 May and June he hit .306 and then .333 with 4 home runs. Pedroia, like Phillips struggled his 1st month, but had big mays and junes.

Dont get me wrong, Pedroia probably has staying power and Phillips doesnt. But the point I was making is that hitting for a high avg in the minors really doesnt mean he'll do it in the majors. Its not like Pedroia was a big time prospect. He should be solid, but I think he'll slow down noticeably in the 2nd half and the rest of his career. He's not gonna hit .318 with a .400obp his whole career, he just isnt that good I think.

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It really doesn't matter what position they play. Wright's numbers still were better and if he was a 1996 Yank he would have a ring as well.

Yes it does, and considering Jeter was HUGE in the 1996 playoffs you cant say they'd have won without him. I know you hate Jeter and all, but be fair at least.

Different positions have different offensive values.

Exactly.

Jeter would be great no matter what position he played however if he moved from SS to 3B his value would go down some.

Right again. And if you moved Wright to 1B his value wouldnt be as high as it is at 3rd. Move Cano to RF and his value isnt as high as it is at 2nd base etc etc etc etc.

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Just like Hughes isn't going to dominate the big leagues the way he did the minors. Right?

You just compared the #1 prospect in baseball to Dustin Pedroia. Good job.

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You're underrating Pedroia. He's good.

I think he's solid. But not .318, .400 OBP, 450 SLG good. He'll probably be an above average 2nd baseman for a good part of his career. I just cant think of any good 5'6 players in baseball, ever. At least in the last 20 years or so. There were probably more than few way back when before the 70's I bet.

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I didn't compare him to Hughes, I just find it funny that one players route through the minors is held up to mean that he'll be great. Another players route is dismissed. Odd.

Simple misunderstanding, thor.

1st of all, Hughes wont put up the same numbers in the majors that he did in AA or AAA. And I'm not saying he's a lock to be great either.

Pedroia is hitting alittle over his head right now, I think. Lets see how he does once teams get a book on him. He should still be solid once they adjust to him though. His AAA #'s were bleh, and I dont think he's a .320 hitter, sorry.

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No problem.

If, as a second baseman, he hits .280, 10HR and 80RBI, I'm a happy fan.

Damn right. And small guys while power limited, have smaller strike zones. So it can make them really tuff outs, and Pedroia seems to be one of those guys.

But man, does he whine alot or what? Seems like alot of the sox players do every time a call (they think) goes against them, they flip. I mean, little boy dont you mention Arods name in the press ever again. You arent a pimple on his a##, literally.

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