Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hot Stove Brings Youk Back To Hot Corner

In anticipation that the Red Sox would not reach an agreement with Adrian Beltre, Kevin Youkilis began preparing himself about a month ago to play third base in 2011. Now that the Sox have acquired Adrian Gonzalez to come play first base, Youk will most assuredly move back to the hot corner.

Known more for his Gold Glove defense on the other side of the diamond, it should be noted that Youk is still a competent third baseman. In fact, the metrics say he has been above average. That should come as no surprise; he was drafted as a third baseman. In MiLB, he played 340 games at third. In the Majors, he has played 575 games at first and 219 games at third.

1 comment:

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

As long as he can stay healthy there, it should be fine. But his health is the key.