Why hasn't he been playing 2B in the minors? Wasn't that always his clearest path to playing time on the ML club?
What does Devers playing third have to do with why Chavis hasn't played much second?Not if they planned for Devers to be the long-term answer at 3B.
Yeah, I feel like I was replying to a different conversation in my head. He's been playing 3B in the minors but is blocked by Devers if they see him as a 3B. My logic was that he isn't if Devers is their long-term solution at the position.What does Devers playing third have to do with why Chavis hasn't played much second?
The last time I thought/wrote this, the team had just signed Hanley. So, um, yeah. I think you mean this: If you can play shortstop well, you can play anywhere.Chavis was drafted as a shortstop, played a lot of third in the minors. If you can play shortstop, you can play anywhere. He needs more than five games at second, as RedOctober noted, but Pedey’s latest knee twinge and Nunez’s neck injury sort of forced Boston’s hand....
Hanley got too big, and weight may be a problem for Chavis. He is a stumpy looking player, listed at 5-10 and 215. He moves pretty well around the bag but the night I saw him in Pawtucket, last Thursday, he was tentative chasing pop flies. Of course, the wind was blowing pretty good. He has good hands, turned a couple DPs on the home stand. The ball will find him in the field. I still believe a shortstop can play second or third adequately at first, and better with game experience.The last time I thought/wrote this, the team had just signed Hanley. So, um, yeah. I think you mean this: If you can play shortstop well, you can play anywhere.
Add Holt to your slash collection, since he's going to be eligible to return sooner. Last report I saw was possibly on Monday when the team comes back from the road trip.they're not planing to play him much, until one of Nunez/Pedey is ready to come off. but what if he sticks? what if he's better than Devers right now at 3rd?
Making the switch to second base, you have to learn to turn the double play without seeing the runner who's coming in to break up the DP.I also believe if you play SS you can play second base with very little training, by the way Pedroia was also a shortstop in college.
The thing is he can't play SS, not at a professional level anyway. He played SS in high school and Pedey played SS at ASU, that is a slight difference in level of play.I also believe if you play SS you can play second base with very little training, by the way Pedroia was also a shortstop in college.
You saw him at the ballpark, close enough to tell if the 5'10 is "generous"? Re 5'10 first baseman, Steve Garvey comes to mind first. He won a gold glove in each of his first four full time seasons at first, so 5'10 is possible at first. Still have to have the athleticism though.He’s 5-10.
I hear you, but there are plans and then plans necessitated by reality. The truth is, he wouldn't be in the majors at all yet if it weren't because multiple other plans had failed, mostly because of injury.Two days ago Cora said he wasn't quite ready to play 2b. Today's he's starting at 2b. The next long-term plan this team sticks to will be the first .
Two days ago, they anticipated Holt would be back shortly. Yesterday, they shut him down again. They can't run Lin out there every game until Holt or Nunez or Pedroia comes back. What's the alternative? Vazquez again?Two days ago Cora said he wasn't quite ready to play 2b. Today's he's starting at 2b. The next long-term plan this team sticks to will be the first .