As we have been mentioning all throughout the Miami Marlins key to success series, the Fish need are in need of a few of their promising young players, the players who are team-controlled and have a decent prospect pedigree, to arise as long-term contributors for this team in the years to come. These players are supposed to form a supporting cast around potential superstars Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich.
One of those five players who may be asked to develop is shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who was acquired in the mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to this, we have spoken primarily about pitchers and asked whether those guys could develop into solid second or third starters. Our lone position player discussed, Rob Brantly, is being highly considered because of his offensive potential at a premier defensive position. Hechavarria is in a completely different boat: he is a player in a premium defensive position who is vaunted because of his defense, not in spite of it like in Brantly's case.
2013 Miami Marlins Key To Success: Adeiny Hechavarria
Fish Stripes | Feb 20