In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

      Did you see the 2  D P's so far tonight against the YANK$ ????  Bobby V. was right on about this guy........  Your SS of the next 10+ years !!!

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    He has kept Lester in the game so far.......

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    He negates the DH, he needs to hit 250 with no power or 230ish with power to be a big league starter.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    He negates the DH, he needs to hit 250 with no power or 230ish with power to be a big league starter.



    If you really look at his ABs, the kid has good plate discipline and has hit a lot of balls well. Unfortunately they have been right at people. 

    He puts the ball in play and the hits and the avg will come.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    Well, I've been watching since the mid-1930s and, yes, there have been a few---not many! Even the old Braves had one named Eddie Miller. He couldn't hit either, but fans paid there way in just to see him play! Iggy has the chance to be the same. If some idiot doesn't trade him!

    I guess Ozzie Smith was the best, however. And my Dad once told me, "there'll never be another Honus". (And he could hit!)

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    In response to Bill-806's comment:

      Did you see the 2  D P's so far tonight against the YANK$ ????  Bobby V. was right on about this guy........  Your SS of the next 10+ years !!!




    One more year is all he gets. Improve dramatically with the bat or its "whats your hurry, here's your coat". No room on this team for players who cannot hit the baseball.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    I think hes improved on his hitting somewhat. Iggy was doing better in August in AAA when he was called up. Needed to make more adjustments. People need to remember that hes only 22 and needed lots of work on his hitting and has played at an advanced level since coming to the Boston organization. His glove was already gold...To give up on him at 22 would be a huge mistake IMO. Most players dont develop into MLB hitters until 23-24 anyway...

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    I think hes improved on his hitting somewhat. Iggy was doing better in August in AAA when he was called up. Needed to make more adjustments. People need to remember that hes only 22 and needed lots of work on his hitting and has played at an advanced level since coming to the Boston organization. His glove was already gold...To give up on him at 22 would be a huge mistake IMO. Most players dont develop into MLB hitters until 23-24 anyway...



    with ya.

    but do we give him the time at the major level or pawtucket?

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    I admit I have not watched him play. Can he run? 30+ stolen bases would be an assett. Can he bunt? Draw walks? If he can do these things, get on base enough then the glove is all the more golden.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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      I somewhat agree that many players don't develop into MLB hitters until 23-24 anyway. I do believe that those who do develop into MLB hitters were hitters at previous levels. Based on what I've seen and heard about Iggy, he has not been a good hitter wherever he's been. It's my opinion that he'll not hit above .220-.230 in the majors. His defense won't offset that kind of hitting on a contending team.

    I think hes improved on his hitting somewhat. Iggy was doing better in August in AAA when he was called up. Needed to make more adjustments. People need to remember that hes only 22 and needed lots of work on his hitting and has played at an advanced level since coming to the Boston organization. His glove was already gold...To give up on him at 22 would be a huge mistake IMO. Most players dont develop into MLB hitters until 23-24 anyway...




     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    I admit I have not watched him play. Can he run? 30+ stolen bases would be an assett. Can he bunt? Draw walks? If he can do these things, get on base enough then the glove is all the more golden.

      Thanks ENCHI........  "Let me be clear",  I knew that we could find common ground !!!!


     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    If the team offense was not so bad overall I am all for a player like Iggy bein the full time SS. I wanted him up by June this year.... if he can run it only helps him turn his few hits.walks into doubles and ultimately runs scored.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    If the team offense was not so bad overall I am all for a player like Iggy bein the full time SS. I wanted him up by June this year.... if he can run it only helps him turn his few hits.walks into doubles and ultimately runs scored.



    The fact that no one has come out to say "yeah, he can run" tells me he can't.

    But, I'd say the Sox should be patient with the kid.

    It's already been pointed out that he's just 22.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    Yeah I get that.... I have not seen him play this year..... I will have to read up on him... Hope he can stick.

     

    http://www.scoutingbook.com/players/p2590

     

    Says he has above average speed and should be able to turn that into an assett.

     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

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    Alex Gonzalez wasn't to shabby in the field, and he had some pop. Lifetime .247 BA, 16 HRs and 71RBIs per 162 games.. If Iggy could match those numbers then I'd be all for him as the regular SS. He doesn't have a history of being a hitter like, say, Pedroia had. I'm afraid that Iggy's defense won't offset his lack of natural hitting ability. If players could be taught how to raise their averages 20 points, there would be a lot more hitting stars in MLB. I would be surprised if Iggy were to hit 16 HRs in 10 years or have 71 RBIs in 3 years total. I would move him while some still percieve him as a major league SS.

    I moved to Florida in 1984, on the east coast, Jensen Beach.

    You graduated a year after I was born, my heroes were Ted, Malzone, Goodman, Mel Parnell, Jackie Jensen, Sammy White, Piersoll etc. and who could forget Don Buddin..lolol

     

     

    Well, I've been watching since the mid-1930s and, yes, there have been a few---not many! Even the old Braves had one named Eddie Miller. He couldn't hit either, but fans paid there way in just to see him play! Iggy has the chance to be the same. If some idiot doesn't trade him!

    I guess Ozzie Smith was the best, however. And my Dad once told me, "there'll never be another Honus". (And he could hit!)




     
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    Re: In all my years (early 1950's) of watching the SOX, I have never seen a glove @ S S, like IGGY.....

    How about that hit/error last night that cost us a run?  Sure he has a good glove but the kid cant hit.  Maybe he'll get it going sometime but until he does I dont want to see him on the major leauge roster.

     
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