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Offline imref

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Re: Roster Moves - 2021
« Reply #100: June 18, 2021, 11:33:24 AM »
Depends on how you view it, though.  Both those guys played SS in college at high-level programs and then all the way up in the minors and were 23 or 24 before coming to the majors (and Turner was still pretty unpolished defensively at that point). 

Garcia is barely 21 now and less than 2/3 of his minors experience is at SS.  He's not ready to be an MLB shortstop, though all signs suggest his glove will get there, which puts a ton less pressure on the bat.

I've seen a few scouting reports that project him as more of a 2B or 3B at the major league level. Turner isn't going anywhere for at least a year, and we have an immediate need for an INF, so play him at 2nd, Harrison at 3rd, and have Mercer come off the bench.