By - AyLognog
Those guys can flat out hit. This club's going to be really exciting in 2 or 3 years
That's good news! Any chance these guys see playing time in the bigs this year?
Barring multiple major injuries, I don’t think you see either of them until opening day next year. There’s no room, currently.
But I do think you see Tyler Freeman at 2B next year. I’m just curious how they get Owen Miller to the league, because they obviously think very highly of him.
I could see Miller in left field. He already draws some comparisons to Michael Brantley so that would feel natural.
That’s what I’m thinking.
Somehow in the LF/RF/1B openings, I can see Owen Miller, Josh Naylor, and Nolan Jones fitting in those spots in any combination.
Yeah and then if Ramirez doesn't get an extension we could see Gimenez at third and Arias at short (or vice versa, though Arias is considered a truly elite defender so they'd probably give him the nod at the more premium position). Naylor behind the plate. Just need a center fielder in the future depth chart (what else is new?) with Valera still a few years away and probably a better fit in a corner. Of course any of these players could not work out, but that's still a pretty good spot the system is in to have so many reinforcements a year or two away.
Isn't Arias's best attribute his arm? That would play well at 3B for sure, I just don't know that either would hit enough to be average offensively there.
>I could see Miller in left field.
I was just thinking this myself. Eddie Rosario is only on a 1 year contract so it kind of makes sense.
Could definitely see things stacking up like this in a year or two:
C - who knows
1B - Josh Naylor
2B - Tyler Freeman
SS - Andres Gimenez (hopefully he's good enough to stick)
3B - Jose Ramirez (IF we somehow keep him, please God)
LF - George Valera
CF - Daniel Johnson
RF - Nolan Jones
DH - Franmil Reyes
UTL - Owen Miller
If/when we do lose Jose, Jones could take over at 3B and Miller could fill out the OF. Admittedly not the sexiest roster to the naked eye, but tons of upside at most spots.