Casey Schmidt, 3B/SS, Giants 4: Not only as a hitter but as a The defenders have been impressive, too, and, what’s interesting about him defensively is that they needed him at shortstop last year when Marco Luciano was injured, and he looked good at shortstop, too. The reason I bring this up is because Brandon Crawford is having another knee problem and the Giants are looking for a player like Thairo Estrada who can play short…they’ve been in the middle of major league training camp Shortstop Casey Schmitt training, he Looks good there. I see him as a third potential Kim Glover, who was also a very good reliever at San Diego State and just a very versatile athlete.
He also has a great bounce off the plate and he’s hitting the ball. 142, six extra-base hits, and I think he was fifth in total bases in spring training. And I don’t necessarily think he’ll make the Opening Day roster, but if Crawford is out for a while, Casey Schmidt, even if he’s their third baseman of the future, could be their best shortstop right now. It’s not impossible. He did make some progress on offense last year, too. In his professional debut 2021, he suffered a broken nose and injured wrist, which took his numbers down. But last year he played. 250 and! …if he keeps hitting, we know he can shoot and I don’t think he’s too far from being a top player ——JC