Second Base: Dozier or Rosario?
by, 10-24-2013 at 01:09 PM (569 Views)
For the past 15 years, calling the Minnesota Twins middle infield a "revolving door" would be an understatement. However, the Twins currently possess a rising star at second base as well as a top prospect who will most likely be ready to compete in 2015.
In the near future, the Twins are going to have to make a decision regarding the 2nd base position for the future. The question that Twins fans everywhere are asking is, "will it be Dozier or Rosario?" It will be an interesting decision that will be made. I will share my thoughts below.
First off, the Twins front office must look at the potential of both. There are two ways of looking at this. One way is that you keep the one with more potential. The other way is to trade the one with more potential because he will bring back more in return.
In my opinion, I think Dozier is the guy to keep. While Rosario has more upside with the bat, his defense is rather suspect and he has little power. Brian Dozier played like a Gold Glove caliber 2nd Baseman this year and showed plenty of power, especially after May 31. Eddie Rosario looks to have a lot of tools, however, Dozier is much better on defense and has much more power. Rosario is destined to be a lead off hitter, he is more powerful than Ben Revere, but he will almost definitely not hit 20 home runs like Dozier probably will. Rosario could garner more return, so I believe that he should be the trade candidate.
Another option is to move Dozier back to shortstop and get rid of Florimon. I do not see it happening, but it sounds nice.
No matter what, the front office will make a decision. Hopefully, they make a good one.