5). Cheslor Cuthbert Can Field The Position
Last season, I remember hearing whispers that Cheslor Cuthbert might not be able to stay at third base in the major leagues. I have no idea what those supposed scouts were seeing, because in his trial in 2015, Cuthbert looked good at the hot corner.
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He’s validated that first impression with his play so far in 2016, including this outstanding play Friday night: barehand grab.
Yeah, Looks pretty good to me.
Now, pretty much any player with the talent to survive at a position in the major leagues can make isolated outstanding plays, BUT Cuthbert appears to be a better than average defender at third by the eye test. He still has too few innings to really look at the metrics.
Even so, I’m pretty confident that Cuthbert is at least playable at third base. Though, he might need a move to another position for him to get playing time in Kansas City any time soon.
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