The Miami Marlins are trying to recover at the shortstop position after years of familiarity there. Since 2006, the Fish have had Hanley Ramirez run the show, all the way until 2011. The team then signed free agent Jose Reyes to be a fixture at shortstop for the next six years, only to trade him away after just one season. After so much consistency from the position in terms of the name, the club is looking for their next anointed shortstop to hold the position for a long period of time.
That job now lies in the hands of Adeiny Hechavarria, who is a prospect well-known for being the exact opposite of what Ramirez once was: a defensively gifted shortstop with his struggles at the plate. But the Fish have a decent history with players of that ilk, and that is part of the optimist's argument for Hechavarria becoming a key contributor to the Marlins in future seasons.
Adeiny Hechavarria: A Marlins Optimistic View
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