Friday, March 13, 2009

Rob Neyer on Bill James on Rickie Weeks

Here.

I really like Rickie Weeks, and I feel strongly that he has major league ability that just hasn't come out yet. One of the reasons it hasn't come out yet -- one of several -- is that they keep playing him at second base, and he really is not much of a second baseman. I would compare him to Don Buford, a player of three or four generations ago who came up as a highly touted second baseman for the White Sox, but never really could put it together as a second baseman. But Earl Weaver moved him to left field, and he was a very valuable player as a left fielder/leadoff man.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Well we will need a centerfielder next year wont we?

Silverwolf said...

Unless Lo Cain makes a big move through Nashville this year...

Huckleberry Dumbell said...

I've been saying this for over three years: http://springcitychronicle.com/2005/10/03/brewers/