Posted By Jeff Fletcher on February 20, 2009 7:09 pm
One of my loyal readers, so inspired by the stirring debate we had about Kevin Frandsen, wanted me to throw Nate Schierholtz out to you all for some discussion.
How good do you think Schierholtz will become?
I’ll start. I think Schierholtz is still a pretty good prospect. I like him better than just about all of the other Giants hitters, with the possible exception of Pablo Sandoval. I think Schierholtz has some tools that Sandoval does not. He is good defensively. He has a good arm. He runs OK. At the plate, I’d like to see him draw a few more walks, but otherwise he’s pretty solid. He’s even got some power potential in there.
I say Schierholtz winds up being a solid everday player, although not a star. I see him being a Jose Guillen-type player eventually. Andre Ethier. Jeff Francoer. Those kind of guys.
OK, now as Linda Richmond would say: “Talk among yourselves…”