The Yankees are excited to have a shortstop who can actually handle the position


Ken Rosenthal has a good column up today about Didi Gregorius’ play at shortstop for the Yankees this spring. He’s been fantastic defensively, and the Yankees are really excited about it. It will change the way they shift and takes the load off of Chase Headley at third. It’s cool because, while it seems like everyone is thinking it, no one actually comes out and says “man, we were really, really harmed by Derek Jeter’s crap defense the past few years.”

Best part of it, though, is Alex Rodriguez’s breakdown of Gregorius’ game. He does it in scout language, and sounds pretty insightful and intelligent doing so. Like, he’s auditioning for a scouting or coaching job in the future.

Which, my god, I really hope happens.