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September 28, 2009

Kevin Goldstein on Yonder Alonso and Gordon Beckham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 28, 2009 3:26 pm
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The Reds picked Alonso at #7 and Beckham went to the Sox at #8. Here’s Goldstein:

Like the Beckham comment, this isn’t necessarily a bad pick, as Alonso had a solid but unspectacular full-season debut, this is more about what could have been: in the hours leading up to the draft, the Reds were torn between Alonso and University of Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham. Alonso looks like he might be a power/on-base first baseman with problems hitting against left-handers, while Beckham looks like a future star with a chance to be a “face of the franchise”-type of player. So there are no big complaints about what they have, as long as you don’t think about what could have been.

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