Weekend Update: Michigan Week
November 22, 2008
It is Ohio State vs. Michigan today (Go Bucks!), and time for another Saturday rundown to recap all the happenings in the Indians system from this past week:
- There has been a lot of talk the past few weeks about third baseman Wes Hodges defensive issues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a story on him this week, and in Baseball America's Indians Top 10 rankings which came out this week they did not include Hodges in the listing because of his defense.
In doing some of my final research for my upcoming Indians prospect rankings, I came cross a quote from a highly respected scout I spoke to about Hodges in June this year at Akron:
"I think he is better this year than last year. His bat profiles at first or third base, but I think he will play enough to stay at third. His body is better this year and it appears he has firmed it up. In instructional League in 2006 he had just signed and I heard good things about him in college and had never seen him, and when I saw him I thought