Baseball Prospect Report: Allen Craig

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Eric Stashin in MLB
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There are some prospects who possesses a bat so good that an organization will try them anywhere across the diamond in order to find a spot.á The St. Louis Cardinals have such a prospect in Allen Craig, who has played all over the infield as well as being tested in the outfield. HeÆs seen minimal time at SS and 2B, and there is no chance that a hole opens up at 1B courtesy of Albert Pujols.á He has spent the majority of his time at 3B, though his long-term potential there is minimal despite the teamÆs potential need.á As Baseball America recently said: ôHis lack of range and arm strength, plus a quirky throwing motion, work against him at the hot corner.ö Hence the decision to transition him to the outfield, where, depending on the offseason moves of the team, could see an opening. ...

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